By Bob Katzen
A bill before the Senate Ways and Means Committee would allow the Lottery to sell tickets online.
Supporters say that allowing online sales would likely increase Lottery sales and reach a younger, tech-savvy market.
Opponents argue that online sales would hurt many small mom-and-pop stores that currently sell tickets and increase gambling among people who cannot afford it.
Currently, five states – Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania — sell lottery tickets online.