WTVY  | Georgia  | News, Weather, Sports

Georgia Lottery Approves Online Sales

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Lottery customers will soon be able to buy tickets with the click of a mouse.

Lottery officials have approved an online ticket system for the first time, with sales expected to begin this fall. The online sales are projected to increase the lottery's revenue by millions, which would help the state's lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs.

Gov. Nathan Deal, who has opposed expanding gambling in Georgia, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was fine with online lottery ticket sales.

Online sales will initially be limited to Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5.

Controls are planned to make sure players are at least 18 and to assure tickets are bought only in Georgia.

Lottery officials also approved the "iHOPE" card, a new debit card for lottery and retail transactions.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 163415686