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Executive Director Michael Sweeney compared the current State Lottery on Monday to an old rotary phone, which he said was "revolutionary in its time" and also "a little bit clunky." [Photo: Colin A. Young/SHNS]

The Massachusetts Lottery's technological systems are on par with an old, wall-mounted rotary phone -- outdated and inconvenient, but it still works -- while customers increasingly expect to be linked to the world through a smartphone at all times, the agency's executive director told lawmakers Monday.

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