State Lotteries Rush To Embrace NFL Lottery Deal

National Football League franchises across the US have been given a green light to grab a piece of one of the most lucrative gambling products in the US: instant tickets sold by state lotteries.NFL owners voted overwhelmingly last week to let individual teams partner with their local state lotteries and put their names and logos on instant tickets, typically a major driver of lottery sales.

For state lotteries in Massachusetts and across the country, the NFL deal could prove to be a major boon as lottery executives scramble to keep sales flowing amid the downturn.

"The change in policy was approved 32-0 so you can expect to see more [deals] soon," Greg Aiello an NFL spokesman said.

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