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    MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    The Minnesota Lottery is spicing up its product line via this week’s launch of online scratch-off instant-win tickets, which function much like online slot machines. The Spicy 7’s game is an online version of an existing tic-tac-toe-style scratch-off ticket available in stores, but its launch marks the first state lottery in the US to begin offering instant win games of this sort online. Illinois became the first state to sell lottery tickets online in March 2012 after the Department of Justice decided in Dec. 2011 the Wire Act applied only to sports betting. Last month, Illinois launched a mobile app that allows customers to purchase tickets and check winning numbers.


    The Spicy 7’s online game is only available in Minnesota, but state visitors may also avail themselves of the online entertainment. Online players are limited to a maximum weekly spend of $50. The Lottery launched the product without great fanfare, due to what executive director Ed Van Petten said was an abundance of caution, wanting to make sure there were no technical glitches before opening the floodgates.


    Even now, there’s no mention of the product on the Lottery website’s home page and the actual game is buried several layers deep. Van Petten told the West Central Tribune that the product was “working perfectly” and had sold 964 $1 tickets on its first day of availability. The Lottery plans to introduce several similar games in coming months.


    The Lottery decided to offer the online scratch-offs in a bid to lower the median age of the average Lottery player. Sales fell 2.8% in 2013 and the number of non-geriatric Lottery players has halved over the last decade. Van Petten said the Lottery “definitely don’t want” to see online sales outstrip retail sales “but we would like to initiate more contact with more individuals on the internet.”


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    Re: MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    I think this is a very cool idea!!

    Thanks for posting Carey

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    Re: MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    YEAHHHH! I am a Minnesotan so weeeeeee 4 me! :)
    & thanks for the info! (i knew it was coming, just not that it had started!)

    .... and now if only we could get on the medical mary-jo bus,... throw in a day or two of warmer weather, and then this state would actually be a top notch place to live! lol! :)

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    Re: MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    Well crap, I used to live there, that should count, lol. Washington has legalized marijuana but thinks gambling is HORRIBLE
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    Re: MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    What are the odds of winning the UK euromillion lottery?

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    Re: MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    not good i'm sure

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    Re: MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    Quote Originally Posted by jfkreacher View Post
    What are the odds of winning the UK euromillion lottery?
    Actually, very low. You can see it as a one in a million and you need to be the luckiest of all in order to win something considerable in such big jackpot games like Euromillions.

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    Re: MINNESOTA LOTTERY FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE SCRATCH-OFF INSTANT WIN TICKETS

    You can better understand the concept of odds by checking out this article https://www.lottosignals.com/magazin...mes-27-04-2015. Yeah, it is very mandatory to understand the odds before playing any lotto games as by this only you are going to win in this game.

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