NH Lottery Commission wins its case over online lottery sales
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The New Hampshire Lottery Commission won a court victory Monday when a judge ruled a federal law applies only to bets or wagers on sporting events or contests — and not online lottery games.
The lottery commission filed a lawsuit in federal court that maintained a federal memo written last November threatened to render illegal all lottery business conducted online, including games such as Powerball and Mega Millions.
The 60-page ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro protects millions of dollars in yearly lottery revenue earmarked for education funding, state officials say.