Bobby B. sent us the following comment about on-line lottery ticket sales which are not currently permitted in Texas:
“I think it’s a fact that lot of folks are using the internet for personal business. Playing the lottery draw games via internet is gaining popularity in many states. Why not Texas?
True. Convenience stores rely on lottery traffic for business, and would no doubt oppose on-line sales. Too bad.
Our politicians are avoiding this issue, for fear of losing contributions (bribes) from business owners. But, maybe this would change if enough lottery players (voters) would demand the legislature put on-line play up for discussion. I’ve sent emails to all of the political leaders but received no replies.” — Bobby B.
Bobby, our mission at LPAT is to promote honesty and fairness in the lottery. We would be interested to hear opinions from our readers about whether on-line ticket sales would or would not promote that goal. If any lottery players have thoughts or information on this subject, leave a comment below.