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Treasurer Pushes for Online Lottery as Sales Plummet in Massachusetts

“This pandemic has dramatically exposed the limitations and vulnerabilities of the lottery’s all-cash, in-person business model," Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said. “All of our daily patterns of life have changed, if a consumer would normally go into a store twice a day to purchase products, that’s not the case anymore," said Michael Sweeney, executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Goldberg is urging lawmakers to move forward with legislation to modernize the state’s lottery system and go online. “The ability to process cashless payments and to sell our products online would have undoubtedly helped to mitigate our losses," Goldberg said.

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Washington's Lottery celebrates contributions to communities during second-annual lottery week, July 13-17

“Lottery Week provides us a platform to shine a light on our beneficiaries and the contributions made to them, which is the whole reason Washington’s Lottery exists,” said Marcus Glasper, director of Washington’s Lottery. “Each lottery ticket purchased generates funds that support our communities. Our team works hard to make Lottery fun for our players, and beneficial for our citizens.”

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