Starting Sunday, Illinois will become the first state in the country to sell lottery tickets online. Lottery tickets can be purchased at IllinoisLottery.com.
"The idea is for the state to maximize revenue in an ethical and socially responsible manner," State Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones told the State Journal-Register. According to Jones, research shows that sales of MegaMillions tickets could increase about 50 percent.
Purchasing a lottery ticket online will be easy -- one just needs to prove they are 18 and live in Illinois. This is disconcerting to some -- the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems believe it sets "a dangerous precedent."