Florida Legislature Approves Bills To Allow Full Service Vending Machines To Sell Lottery Tickets

The Florida legislature recently passed SB 902 and HB 843, bills which will expand the types of permissible player-activated machines operated by the Florida department of the lottery, the National Automatic Merchandising Association reported. More specifically, the bills amend the lottery statute to allow for full service vending machines to dispense both counter sales (online) and instant (scratch-off) lottery tickets for purchase.

Under current Florida law, the department only has permission to operate machines from which a player can purchase instant (scratch-off) lottery tickets.

Subject to the governor's veto power, the bills will become effective as of July 1. For more information, contact Sheree Edwards at sedwards@vending.org.