Online lottery proponents in Mass. renew their push

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"I had to come around to this thinking because I myself hadn't thought about online lottery games, but I saw the way millennials are operating is really online," State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said. "This past Christmas shopping season, Cyber Monday outperformed Black Friday. We really want to be prepared to have a more modern, forward-thinking product."

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A coalition of convenience store owners and religious conservatives worked to undermine a bill from the Virginia Lottery to allow for online gambling

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“We think it’s more responsible to have more players spending a few dollars instead of the same players spending more,” said Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery. “We are so confident that if we can do more on the internet it will not hurt the brick-and-mortar retailers that one of our ideas is to guarantee to them that they will continue to grow.”

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