(WXYZ) - The Michigan Lottery is scrapping the idea for a proposed online lottery system.
State lawmakers have blocked funding for the project after Governor Rick Snyder asked for nearly $3.5 million in the state's budget to implement the "I-Lottery".
The Republican-led legislature refused to go along with the idea, citing the possibility of an increase in gambling addiction and personal debt.
It also said the new online system could be a potential hit to stores that sell lottery tickets.
If the Michigan Lottery were to expand to the Internet, it could deposit nearly $8 million more to the state's education budget in the first year.