Dayton Confronts Bill Reeling in Minnesota Lottery

Updated: 05/16/2014 2:17 PM KSTP.com

This file screen shot made March 13, 2014, shows the Minnesota State Lottery website, which features eScratch Games.
This file screen shot made March 13, 2014, shows the Minnesota State Lottery website, which features eScratch Games.
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By landslide votes, lawmakers put Gov. Mark Dayton on the spot with a bill preventing the Minnesota Lottery from offering instant-play games online or selling tickets at gas pumps and ATMs.
    
Dayton hasn't indicated what he'll decide, but his lottery director craves a veto.
    
The Senate voted 56-5 on Friday for the gambling regulation bill and the House then added its consent by a 126-2 vote.
    
While the bill could cost the state an estimated $11.7 million, supporters say the lottery overstepped its authority by offering the games without legislative approval.
    
The bill would end electronic versions of scratch-off tickets by Oct. 30. Those games went live in February.
    
There would be no chance for a veto override if Dayton strikes the bill down.

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