Online Illinois Lottery Tickets Proposed - Friday 27th of January 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – As reported by the Quad-City Times: "Illinois Lottery tickets could be available on the Internet under a proposal being floated in the General Assembly.

"With lawmakers giving a cold shoulder to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan to add the game known as keno to the state lottery, legislative leaders said an alternative way of paying for a major state construction program could come via the World Wide Web.

"Senate President Emil Jones, D-Chicago, said the state should pursue the Internet lottery plan as a way to generate up to $100 million for the long-sought school construction program…"

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