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Oklahoma Lottery worried about prospect of Arkansas lottery
Already falling short, Oklahoma Lottery sales could suffer even more from Arkansas competition A proposed lottery in Arkansas would devote more sales revenue to prizes, giving it a critical advantage over Oklahoma's game, Oklahoma's lottery director says. Oklahoma law requires 35 percent of sales revenue to go to the state, reducing the size of jackpots, making the game less attractive, hurting sales and ultimately resulting in less money for the state, lottery director Jim Scroggins told
Sep 19, 2008, 12:15 pm - Lottery News

Law creating N.C. Lottery to be reviewed by state's Supreme Court
North Carolina's highest court will decide whether the Legislature approved properly a bill that created the state's education lottery. State Supreme Court justices scheduled oral arguments Monday in a lawsuit originally filed by taxpayers who sued state and elected officials. At issue is whether 35 percent of the price of each lottery ticket constitutes a tax. If so, the state legislature violated the North Carolina Constitution when it approved the lottery in 2005 because it did not foll
Sep 8, 2008, 2:59 pm - Lottery News

Arkansas lottery certified for November ballot
The Arkansas secretary of state's office certified a proposed constitutional amendment for the November ballot Monday that would allow voters to decide Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's measure for a state-run lottery to fund college scholarships. Only an anti-democratic move from some other party to try to get this initiative thrown off the ballot will deny Arkansas voters the right and the opportunity to decide this issue for themselves, Halter said at a Capitol news conference announcing certificat
Jul 23, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News

Arkansas Lt. Gov. pushes lottery proposal
Four times members of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's staff have traveled to various corners of Arkansas to speak about the lottery proposal. When college has never been more important to Arkansas, it's also never been more expensive. Halter says Arkansas needs more college graduates. And the way to fund that is to keep some of the dollars flying out of Arkansas to neighboring states lottery games. Halter says, In Texas alone they raised more than a billion dollars for education last year off of t
Jul 15, 2008, 6:54 pm - Lottery News

Petition submitted for starting Arkansas lottery
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter submitted 138,615 signatures Thursday in support of a constitutional amendment creating a state-run lottery, moving his proposal to help fund college scholarships closer toward appearing on the November ballot. Supporters needed 77,468 signatures by July 7 to get the measure on the November ballot. Tim Humphries, an attorney for the secretary of state's office, said officials will count and certify the valid signatures on July 7 and Halter will have 30 days to su
Jun 27, 2008, 8:45 am - Lottery News

Appeals Court rules in favor of N.C. Lottery
Ruling leaves open possibility of N.C. Supreme Court appeal The North Carolina state lottery is safe for now. The N.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of a suit that challenged the way North Carolina's lottery was established. The lawsuit, filed in 2005, contended that the lottery is a tax and didn't go through the procedural requirements in the legislature for new taxes. The state disagreed, arguing that it makes a profit on the sale of lottery game tick
Mar 19, 2008, 9:59 am - Lottery News

Arkansas builder donates $300K to get lottery started
A Little Rock, Arkansas, developer said Tuesday he and his family has pledged $300,000 to Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's push to get state lottery proposed on the 2008 general election ballot. John Bailey, owner of Bailey Properties, said he was willing to help finance a campaign for a proposed constitutional amendment because he believes a state lottery with all of the money going into college scholarships, would benefit the state and its economy. I just think it's a great idea, Bailey said, a
Oct 10, 2007, 11:08 pm - Lottery News

Arkansas Lt. Gov. proposes state lottery in '08
On Tuesday, Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter said he hopes to have a state lottery on the ballot by 2008. That gives Arkansas voters the opportunity to decide for themselves whether or not the state should have a lottery, with all of the proceeds going to scholarship assistance to Arkansas students, said Halter. Currently Arkansas is only one of eight states across the nation without a state lottery in place. Neighboring Mississippi and Alabama are among others. But state
Sep 19, 2007, 3:02 pm - Lottery News

N.C. Lottery celebrating 1st birthday
First year not as profitable as predicted Now a year old, the North Carolina Education Lottery is meeting its goal of keeping residents from crossing the border to buy tickets but failing to reach financial expectations initially touted by lawmakers and Gov. Mike Easley. The lottery has set aside $220 million in profits for state education programs since the first tickets were sold March 30, 2006, removing North Carolina's label as the only East Coast state without the games. Easley,
Mar 30, 2007, 9:51 am - Lottery News

Nevada Gov. opposes lottery bill
Gov. Jim Gibbons said Monday he opposes amending Nevada's Constitution to permit a state lottery. I respect recent efforts by some legislators to explore options for new revenue to the state; however, I do not believe it is a proper function of Nevada government to operate a lottery, nor do I think that the state should be in competition with its largest industry, said Gibbons in a prepared statement. The lottery amendment is in AJR5 introduced last week by Assemblyman Harry Mortenson, D
Mar 27, 2007, 9:15 am - Lottery News