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CS/HB 843 — Department of the Lottery

by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Roberson (CS/SB 902 by Budget Committee and Senator Jones)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

The bill expands the type of vending machines that the Department of the Lottery may utilize to dispense lottery tickets. Under current law, the department may only sell instant tickets or “scratch-off” tickets through a lottery vending machine. The bill authorizes the department to sell all lottery tickets through a vending machine, which includes both instant tickets and online tickets. Online tickets are draw games such as Lotto and Powerball tickets.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 35-2; House 113-4