AP Political Writer 

Kansas legalizing vending machine sales of lottery tickets


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has legalized vending-machine sales of lottery tickets, and state officials expect the machines to start popping up at stores and gas stations next year.

Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a bill this week to authorize the vending machines, and the new law is set to take effect later this month. Kansas Lottery Director Terry Presta said Friday that eventually 500 machines could be spread among the 1,700 retail stores that now sell lottery tickets.

Most of the 44 states with lotteries already allowed vending-machine sales, including neighboring Missouri. Kansas L...

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