Local businesses do not feel the same as Recoy. Marathon Gas Station Owner Reedy Sarat says "maybe they're good for
That is why the Illinois Retail Merchants Association has been conducting studies about online lotto sales and its economic impact. Reedy Sarat says at least half of his customers buy tickets, and those sales go towards funding his store. 'We sell more lottery tickets, we get more increments on the inside business. The gas business and whatever type cigarettes and tobacco we try to sale, so we can make money."
Sarat hopes Stateliners continue to buy lottery at his store, for the sake of his business. "If they won't buy lottery, then how can we make a profit?" Says Sarat.
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