LOTTERY BILL GOES TO ALABAMA HOUSE THIS WEEK

Alabama Lottery

Alabama’s lottery proposal faces an uncertain outlook as it heads to the Alabama House this week.

House members are seeking changes for the bill that narrowly cleared the Alabama Senate last week.

Alabama Rep. Steve Clouse said he wants more money from a future lottery going into the General Fund.

The bill may also be steered toward giving more money to the education budget or allowing electronic gambling as well as a paper lottery.

State Sen. Greg Albritton, who is the bill’s sponsor, said his bill will only legalize a paper-based lottery and does not include video lottery terminals, casino-style gambling or slot machines.

If the legislature OKs the bill, it will go before Alabama residents in a statewide vote scheduled for March 3, 2020.

 

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