A legal opinion last week by the U.S. Department of Justice supports
state-regulated online gambling, which state officials praised.
Illinois Lottery superintendent Michael Jones tells The (Arlington
Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/tRWq2I) that he hopes the state
can start selling tickets in the next three to four months.
Lottery officials will meet in the coming days and come up with a
plan to design a secure website that's accessible to Illinoisans
Quinn spoke Tuesday in Chicago at an unrelated event. He says the
Justice Department's decision was "long in coming" and predicts that
online tickets will increase sales for the lottery.
Annual lottery sales have topped $2 billion in recent years.
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