State of Georgia to start selling lottery tickets online

Jul 23, 2012 7:19 PM

It worked well for national leader Illinois so the State of Georgia has decided to sell lottery tickets online.

Surprising to some, Gov. Nathan Deal, who has been a major opponent to expanded gambling in the state, says he was fine with online lottery ticket sales.

Initially, the online sales will be limited to Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5.

State officials said they have plans to make sure the players are at least 18 and to assure tickets are bought only in Georgia.