|Plans to launch an Internet lottery which would donate an estimated $50 million to charity each year in Prince Edward Island have been put on hold over a legal dispute.|
The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) are arguing that the geographical scope of the Internet makes it easy for players outside of the province’s borders to purchase tickets, something that they argue is illegal.
The organisers of the Earth Future Lottery, which will give over 40 percent of all ticket sales revenue to charity, remain confident about the success of their project. The organisation recently announced a new financial partner, Novamedia, the biggest charitable lottery in the Netherlands.
The lottery will offer prizes from $1000 to $1 million, with players able to spend up to $50 on tickets.
Earth Future Lottery currently have a temporary license issued by the province, but it remains conditional on a decision from the Supreme Court of Canada.