Virtual Minnesota Lottery Games Are Scratched
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Lottery's experiment with paperless, instant-play tickets sold over the Internet and other platforms is coming to an end.
After overwhelming legislative votes to stop the virtual games, Gov. Mark Dayton's spokesman said Thursday the bill will be allowed to become law without the Democrat's signature.
It will halt the games within four months.
Dayton vetoed a similar bill last year that would have suspended the electronic "scratch-off" ticket sales at gas pumps, through ATMs and over the Internet.
Lawmakers say the lottery was wrong to venture into that sales area without prior consent.