Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation to allow residents to buy lottery tickets for up to $1,000 each and also allow online lottery companies to sell them for as much as $200.
The legislation also allows lottery companies, who are currently prohibited from selling lottery tickets online, to sell tickets for $200 and $300 in a single transaction.
Sen. Brian Collins, R-Morgantown, introduced Senate Bill 1165, which also gives lottery companies the right to sell up to two tickets at once for up the total amount of money the lottery company is allowed to sell.
Collins said he believes the bill will allow people to buy and sell tickets in a “fair and orderly manner” and that it will allow online sales to go forward.
Senators on both sides of the aisle supported the bill.
Senator Mike Dyer, R, a Democrat from Fort Smith, said he is excited to help pass legislation that allows the people of Arkansas to enjoy a great time and a great ticket.