The D.C. Council’s rejection of a proposed contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets means the District of Columbia is likely to run out of instant tickets at least temporarily.
The D.C. Council is set to consider a contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets in the city that does not meet a requirement that local businesses get 35 percent of the deal.
For more than seven years, the company that paid millions to produce scratch-off lottery tickets in the nation’s capital has managed to avoid a city law that would require it to include local businesses in the deal.
The local company that has a majority share of the District of Columbia’s lottery contract is at least temporarily out of the running for a chance to control the city’s instant scratch-off tickets.
Vincent Gray is maintaining his innocence as investigators look into corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the D.C. lottery contract.