The governor of Iowa is pledging $200 million to build a new lottery program to improve the state’s lottery and increase ticket sales.
The Iowa Lottery is already running a new website to increase ticket distribution, which has been the largest driver of ticket sales, according to a report from the Iowa Public Radio website.
The governor’s announcement Thursday was part of a broader push to create a new state lottery that can be used to expand opportunities for Iowa’s black, Latino and Native American populations.
The state lottery has struggled to keep up with demand.
Iowa is the only state without a statewide lottery in which the winners and winners’ families have to share in a prize.
The lottery has already announced it will pay out $3.2 million this year for ticket sales that were down 15 percent from last year, according the report.
The new lottery will have five regional offices, one in Iowa City and three in Des Moines.
The lottery will also hire two new managers to handle lottery sales.
Iowa is the sixth state to have a statewide, online lottery, after California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Virginia.
The state is also the first to establish a lottery fund.
Kim Reynolds and other lottery officials say the lottery program is a way to expand opportunity in the state and boost the economy.
They also want to encourage participation by encouraging a lottery that doesn’t focus on winning tickets.
But critics say the new lottery isn’t fair to black, Native American and Hispanic families.
The news came a day after Reynolds, a Democrat, signed into law a bill that allows lottery officials to charge a fee for a lottery ticket that is purchased with federal funds.
That measure was met with criticism by the lottery.
The Iowa lottery is already charging $4.50 for a ticket.
But the lottery said Thursday it would continue to charge that fee and that it has not changed its procedures to allow people to pay for their tickets online.
“The lottery will continue to be open to the public, even if we do not offer online lottery participation,” the lottery website said.
“We have not changed our practices to accept online lottery purchases.”
The lottery also said that ticket sales would be held in the same locations in Iowa as they are today, even though it has recently opened an office in New York City.
The website also said it was moving its lottery operation to a new facility in Chicago, which will be staffed with “state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and other support staff.”
The new headquarters will be more than 50,000 square feet, but it will be less than 40,000 feet tall, the lottery says.