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Lottery industry pushing states to take games online

Lottery companies are pushing state lotteries to take their sales online. To bolster its argument, the industry is heavily touting a study released Tuesday that says lotteries nationwide could increase sales by $14 billion. In North Carolina, the study says sales could more than double. But also keep this mind: The study was commissioned GTECH Corporation, a lottery technology company that touts itself as a "global leader in the world's online lottery business." Eric Niiler reports from WFAE's Capitol News Connection in Washington, D.C.