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Proposal Would Allow Lottery Ticket Vending Machines in Kansas

An example of a lottery ticket vending machine brought into the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Vending machines in Kansas could sell more than just soda and candy bars under a bill pending in the Legislature. The proposal would allow lottery ticket vending machines.

Supporters say it would be more convenient for players and would reduce staff costs for stores that sell tickets. They estimate it would increase sales by at least $25 million. Sherriene Jones-Sontag, with the Kansas Lottery, says 38 other states already sell lottery tickets through vending machines.
“We have a product to sell in the state. It’s our responsibility to make sure we run the lottery in the best way we know how. When we look at industry best practices, vending machines are one of those best practices,” says Jones-Sontag.
No one spoke against the bill, but some lawmakers have questions about underage sales. Jones-Sontag says the machines would be within view of a store clerk and can be shut down remotely if people underage were trying to buy tickets.

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