LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan lawmaker says he wants to prohibit the expansion of the Michigan lottery to online.
Republican Rep. Kevin Cotter of Mount Pleasant introduced a bill this week that would prohibit the Michigan Lottery from selling lottery tickets over the Internet.
In February, the Michigan Lottery announced plans to sell online subscriptions for games such as Mega Millions and Powerball starting this spring. A new system called iLottery would begin selling single tickets and instant games near the end of the year.
Cotter says in a statement that allowing people to purchase tickets online using a credit card is a danger to Michigan citizens and "not the right move for Michigan." He says lottery tickets currently must be paid in cash in stores.