Michigan Lottery gears up for online sales in spring

The Michigan Lottery plans to begin selling online subscriptions for games such as Mega Millions and Powerball starting this spring.  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.

LANSING — The Michigan Lottery plans to begin selling online subscriptions for games such as Mega Millions and Powerball starting this spring.

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.

http://www.freep.com/article/20130228/NEWS06/130228010/Michigan-Lottery-gears-up-for-online-sales-in-spring






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