Final Wyoming Senate vote on lottery bill coming Friday
A bill that would allow a Wyoming lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball received preliminary approval in the state Senate on Wednesday.
The senate voted 17-to-12 to advance the bill. It already has passed the House and would need two more votes in the Senate. It's scheduled for its final vote Friday.
The bill would allow a state lottery or multi-state games, but would not allow the sale of instant tickets, scratch-off tickets or electronic games.
Supporters of the bill say Wyo ...
Feb 22, 2013, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery bill advances to Senate floor
Updated, 8:05 pm
A Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would bring the lottery to Wyoming.
The Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee voted 3-2 Tuesday in support of House Bill 77. The bill, which has already passed the House, goes to the Senate floor for debate. No one is quite sure about its odds of passing.
The proposal allows the state to offer a state lottery or join a multi-state lottery, such as the Powerball. Proceeds would go to local cities, ...
Feb 12, 2013, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming House committee advances lottery bill
A Wyoming House committee advanced a bill on Tuesday that would allow the state to join the multi-state Powerball lottery. The profits would go to fix county and city roads.
The sole purpose of House Bill 77 is to provide entertainment, said the sponsor, Rep. David Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne.
The bill establishes a quasi state corporation with nine members appointed by the governor. The corporation's job is to develop a business plan and to find money to run the lottery.
If they can't get t ...
Jan 30, 2013, 11:29 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery fails in Wyoming
For the third time in six years, state lawmakers have killed a proposal to establish a lottery in Wyoming.
By a 33-27 vote, the Wyoming House defeated legislation that would have created a quasi-public corporation to either run a Wyoming-only lottery or join a multistate lottery system.
Wyoming remains one of seven states not to have a state lottery.
Proponents of the legislation, House Bill 186, said many Wyoming residents have asked for a state lottery. A lottery would also help Wyomi ...
Feb 3, 2011, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming House gives preliminary OK to lottery bill
The Wyoming House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill to allow the sale of multi-state lottery tickets.
Thirty-three of 60 House members voted for the bill Monday. It could also allow creation of an in-state lottery, but not the sale of instant scratch tickets.
Sponsor Republican Rep. Dave Zwonitzer of Cheyenne said Wyoming should pass the bill to capture money that residents now spend buying lottery tickets out of state.
Republican Rep. Bob Brechtel of Casper sa ...
Feb 1, 2011, 6:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lawmakers moving to start lottery
Wyomingites are one step closer to buying lottery tickets within state lines.
A bill that would allow the Cowboy State to start a state lottery or join a multi-state lottery game like Powerball cleared its first step in the House on Thursday. Similar lottery proposals failed to move much farther two and four years ago.
But House Bill 186 doesn't expand state government and doesn't require a $1 million investment to get started. Instead, the bill would set up a corporation to oversee the bu ...
Jan 28, 2011, 9:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Once again, no lottery for Wyoming
The Wyoming House has defeated legislation that would have created a state lottery and allowed Wyoming to take part in the Powerball lottery.
The House voted 35-25 against the bill Monday.
Proponents said the lottery would have raised $11 million a year for the Hathaway Scholarship program. The scholarship is awarded to Wyoming students who attend the University of Wyoming or any of the state's community colleges.
Rep. Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, opposed the bill. Jaggi questioned whether the ...
Feb 12, 2009, 9:37 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery bill clears first hurdle
The bill will go to the House floor for debate
A Wyoming House panel recommended Friday that the state House pass a bill creating a lottery.
The Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee voted 7-2 that House Bill 170 pass.
The lottery should generate $11 million a year for the Hathaway Scholarships, according to bill sponsor Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse.
As the money builds up, Wallis hopes some of it could be used for early childhood and preschool programs.
The lotter ...
Feb 7, 2009, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lawmakers again debate state lottery
A Wyoming state House of Representatives committee will decide Friday whether a bill to create a state lottery to benefit education and the horse industry will survive.
Kids and horses epitomize the spirit of Wyoming, bill sponsor Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, told the House Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee on Monday.
Wagering also is an old tradition in ranch country, she added.
A conservative estimate shows a lottery with entry tickets sold at retail stores would ...
Feb 3, 2009, 3:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery backers try again
Legislators will have another chance to pass a state lottery bill in the weeks ahead. The new proposal is modeled after the 15-year-old Georgia lottery.
The 2009 version is different in many respects from previous bills that failed to get through the Wyoming Legislature.
For one thing, the proposal would direct $11 million or $12 million to the Hathaway Scholarship Permanent Trust. It also would set up a separate entity, a business corporation, to run the lottery and would not require any ...
Jan 16, 2009, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum