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Margolis reintroduces online lottery tickets proposal

Gwen Margolis, the state senator in Florida, has reintroduced a plan to allow online sales of lottery tickets to players in the US state.

According to the Sunshinestatenews.com website, Margolis has resubmitted the SB 98 proposal for the 2014 session, a bill that would allow online sales to Florida players aged 18 and over.

Tickets are currently only available at 13,000 authorised retailers throughout the state.

In the 2013 session, Margolis filed SB 226, a similar proposal that did not progress beyond the Gaming Committee.

Margolis said that the SB 226 bill would offer a boost to the state by helping to increase revenues for academic scholarships. However, retailers have continued to oppose the proposal and argue that they stand to lose millions in revenue if it is passed.

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