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Some Illinois convenience store owners are concerned online lottery sales will take a big chunk out of their revenue.  They claim they'll see less foot traffic inside their stores because people will be able to purchase tickets from the comfort of their own homes.  The convenience stores are backing a plan that will require online gamblers to buy a pre-paid card inside the stores to be used for for the online tickets.  Bill Flesischli, with the Illinois Petroleum Markets Association and the Illinois Association of Conveience Stores, says the internet sales could put up to eight thousand people across the state out of work.  People should be able to purchase lottery tickets online sometime this spring.

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