Pats get lottery deal, other teams talking

Updated: May 22, 2009, 8:47 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Just one day after the NFL decided to allow its teams to make deals with lotteries, the New England Patriots became the first to announce a licensing agreement.

Other states said they were talking about sponsorships that could put NFL team logos on scratch-off tickets across the country.

The Patriots said Thursday they had a deal with the Massachusetts State Lottery on an instant ticket that is expected to be for sale by the start of the 2009 season.

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