Mich. Lottery gears up for online sales in spring

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Lottery plans to begin selling online subscriptions for games such as Mega Millions and Powerball starting this spring.

MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/Y3IeKs ) that the state says the move will bring in more revenue for schools and improve the lottery experience, but some businesses are concerned it will hurt in-store ticket sales.

Daily 3, Daily 4 and Club Keno would not be part of the initial program, which allows customers to sign up for multiple ticket purchases over a period of time.

A new system called iLottery would begin offering online sales of single tickets and instant games near the end of the year. Gov. Rick Snyder's budget calls for $3.3 million to launch iLottery, which could include online, mobile and tablet applications.

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http://www.michigan.gov/lottery

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