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State treasurer wants lottery tickets sold online

Plans to ask Legislature to eliminate restrictions

State Treasurer Steven Grossman plans to ask the Legislature to eliminate restrictions on selling lottery tickets online, weeks after telling a pair of US senators that an effort in Congress to regulate online gambling at the federal level would harm the state economy.

Grossman, who oversees the state lottery, discussed the possibility of selling tickets online during testimony Tuesday before lawmakers who convened a revenue hearing at the State House.

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