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Wyoming lottery being considered

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An interim legislative committee is considering a measure that would let voters have a say on whether Wyoming should join the Powerball lottery.

The Joint Travel, Recreation and Wildlife Interim Committee decided Monday to wait to vote on the proposal to give the public time to review the idea and comment.

The ballot measure would be nonbinding, and the Legislature would not have to allow Powerball in the state.

Initial debate among committee members showed division on the idea.

"Why are we putting this out to the public when we were sent down here to make a decision?" Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, said.

Sen. Mike Massie, D-Laramie, said Powerball is a divisive issue with strong sentiments on both sides. If the people were given the chance to vote on it, they at least would know they had their say even if their side didn't win, he said.

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Posted: May 17, 2005, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

this will be interesting,montana already has a lottery so i don't know if it would affect them or not

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    Posted: May 17, 2005, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

    I just hope they don't into it like North Dakota did (no scratch tickets).

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      Posted: May 17, 2005, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

      ND could be soooo much better off if the changed a few rules.  WY I hope is smarter than that.

      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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        Posted: May 17, 2005, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

        Where is "Wymong"?

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          Posted: May 17, 2005, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

           

           

           

           

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            Posted: May 17, 2005, 7:59 pm - IP Logged



            Where is "Wymong"?



            Yes, it passed the word censor also, but without such disastrous results!

             

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              Posted: June 5, 2005, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

              Wyoming is Wydopen (wide-open).

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                Posted: June 6, 2005, 3:10 am - IP Logged

                I suggest a pick 4 straight game for their state lotto. It would give a game to play for all those whining about odds to play.


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                  Posted: June 14, 2005, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                  WY would make a good Hot Lotto state if the game lasts long enough.

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                    Posted: July 1, 2005, 4:52 am - IP Logged

                    that would be a very good way to start.


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                      Posted: July 1, 2005, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                      Hot Lotto would make a nice fit in WY.