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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

Nevada Assembly pushing for state lottery
The Nevada State Assembly voted 29-13 Tuesday to take another shot at a constitutional amendment to allow a state lottery. The proposed amendment has made it through the Assembly more than once in the past, only to die in the Senate. A lottery is about the only form of gambling prohibited by Nevada's Constitution. AJR5, sponsored by Harry Mortenson, D-Las Vegas, would dedicate any revenue generated from the lottery to public schools. His dedicates the money to purchases of educational equi
Mar 22, 2007, 1:12 pm - Lottery News

Nevada panel passes lottery proposal
Over the opposition of two major gaming corporations, an Assembly committee voted 8-5 Thursday to let voters decide whether to legalize a state lottery. All Democrats on the Assembly Constitutional Amendments Committee backed Assembly Joint Resolution 5, while all five Republicans opposed it. Passage of the resolution in the committee is the first step in a long process before Nevada would join 42 other states in having a state lottery. The measure needs approval by both houses of the Legi
Mar 17, 2007, 1:42 am - Lottery News

Wyoming lottery bill killed once again
Casper resident Larry Griffith thought surely this was the year for Wyoming to finally join a multi-state lottery. Griffith has been buying Nebraska lottery tickets for years, and said Wyoming is losing big money to adjacent states. So Griffith was not happy when the state House on Monday voted 31-27 to kill yet another attempt to legalize a lottery in the state. I think it's pathetic, he said. After a half-dozen previous attempts to legalize lottery by the state Legislature, this
Feb 7, 2007, 11:09 am - Lottery News

Year in review: N.C. Lottery
The start up of North Carolina's first-ever lottery is meant to help fund education across the state. When State School Board Chair Howard Lee bought the very first scratch-off lottery ticket in March, he hailed it as a great day for education. The tickets will be winners for each child in the state of North Carolina who will benefit from the proceeds from the lottery, Lee said. Fifty percent of proceeds go to reducing class size and early education. Forty percent helps school constructi
Dec 20, 2006, 3:12 pm - Lottery News

Allen, N.C. lottery champion, dies
State Rep. Bernard Allen, who co-sponsored legislation to create North Carolina's lottery and then pushed for a committee to make sure the proceeds were wisely spent, died late Friday, a House aide said Saturday. Allen, D-Wake, appeared to have been recovering well from a mild stroke Sept. 23. But a blood clot entered his lung Friday night, killing him instantly, according to House administrative clerk Carmen Cauthen. He was 69 years old. Rep. Allen was a tireless advocate for his cons
Oct 18, 2006, 8:03 am - Lottery News

TV network chosen to air N.C. Lottery drawings
The Triangle's CBS affiliate has been chosen to produce and air the nightly number drawings for the North Carolina Education Lottery, with the first lottery broadcast coming later this month with a drawing for the multi-state Powerball game. WRAL-TV in Raleigh won out over WTVD-TV in Durham for the right to show the drawings on its station and provide it to other television outlets statewide. WRAL was the choice of an evaluation committee and executive director Tom Shaheen. The N.C. Educat
May 18, 2006, 9:39 am - Lottery News

N.C. lottery expenses may top $96 million
In its first few months of operation, the N.C. Education Lottery is spending most of its money on staff salaries, contracted services and new vehicles. The lottery could spend as much as $96 million on operations over the course of a year, assuming it meets its projected $1.2 billion annually in ticket sales. Under state law, the lottery can spend up to 8 percent of its sales on operations, which includes advertising, staff salaries, equipment and other costs. Tom Shaheen, the lottery's e
May 15, 2006, 8:39 am - Lottery News

Expect N.C. lottery changes to affirm education spending
When the North Carolina General Assembly returns for session next week, lawmakers won't have to answer the question they've been asked to speculate on for years: Will the lottery finally pass? It finally did last August. The North Carolina Education Lottery began selling its first scratch-off tickets March 30. Sales had surpassed $100 million by late Friday and should soar when the multistate Powerball gets under way at the end of May. I think they did a great job getting the lottery u
May 1, 2006, 7:20 am - Lottery News

N.C. Lottery sales follow expected decline pattern
North Carolina lottery fever is fading, new numbers show. The introduction last week of two new scratch-off games did not keep the state lottery from seeing sales decline from the previous week. Average daily sales of scratch-off tickets have dropped every week since the games began March 30. A breakdown of the sales: $5.6 million per day in week 1, when tickets were sold on only three days.$4.1 million per day in week 2.$3.2 million per day in week 3.$2.7 million per day in week 4, whi
Apr 25, 2006, 8:18 am - Lottery News