lottery

Online lotto sales
3:00 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Ill. wants to start online lotto sales as soon as possible

Officials in Illinois say it'll take three to four months to set up a secure website for online sales of lotto tickets, which the Justice Dept. approved in a legal filing made public on Friday.
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Reporting from Amanda Vinicky in Springfield was used in this report.

Illinois officials are hoping to start online sales for the Illinois Lottery early next year.

The U.S. Department of Justice made public on Friday a legal opinion that supports state-regulated online gambling, such as lotteries. Illinois was one of the states to ask for legal clarification on whether the Wire Act applies to online sales of lotto tickets.

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Lotto win
12:19 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Lotto ticket from St. Louis yields big win

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If you purchased a Show Me Cash lotto ticket at Metropolitan Newstands downtown yesterday, check your numbers - you could be $775,000 richer.

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