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South Florida Lawmaker Wants Online Lottery Tickets

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) - How would you like to buy those weekly Florida Lotto or Powerball tickets online and skip waiting in line at the grocery or convenience store?

A South Florida lawmaker wants to make it happen.

Sen. Gwen Margolis filed a bill last Friday which would give the Florida Lottery the authority to create and run a program for online purchases of lottery tickets.

The will be considered during the 2016 legislative session.

Many Republicans including Gov. Rick Scott oppose selling tickets online.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.

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