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Misssissippi lottery proposals filed
Paperwork laid the foundation for change Monday as Mississippi lawmakers attempted to beat the midnight filing deadline for general bills and constitutional amendments.Among hundreds of proposals filed at the Capitol were bills to create a state lottery, allow early voting and abolish the process used to establish or expand hospitals.Clerks shuffled stacks of bills Monday afternoon, preparing documents to be assigned to committees. Legislation that requires tax or fee increases or issuing bonds ...
Jan 18, 2005, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Players cross the border for Powerball
Mississippi may not participate in the multistate Powerball, but that doesn't stop its residents from crossing the state line for a chance to be the lucky winner.Convenience store clerks in Slidell, La., say they're ready for the long lines that come with with high jackpots such as Saturday's, which is an estimated $215 million. We've increased staff already in preparation for Saturday, said Belinda Anthony, manager of the Race Trac on Gause Boulevard. Basically, everybody that comes in this d ...
Oct 8, 2004, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum

No Lottery for Mississippi
Mississippi lawmakers refused to take a chance on a proposed state lottery to help fund education.House Bill 1064 was among hundreds of proposals that died Tuesday, the deadline for passing bills out of committees.On the other hand, lawmakers are willing to back a pay hike for county officials but at the counties' expense. A pay hike bill was among those surviving Tuesday's deadline.Midway through the four-month session, there have been more than 2,600 bills filed in both chambers. There were 1, ...
Mar 10, 2004, 4:28 am - Lottery News forum

Mississippi woman wins big in Tennessee lottery
Florence Blue of Greenwood, Mississippi cashed in a Tennessee Lottery ticket worth $25,000 Monday.The ticket was purchased from an East Memphis store.Lottery officials have not said which store sold the winning ticket.Meantime, work is moving ahead on the state's first computerized game.Lottery officials say the first online game, called CASH 3, should start in the next 60 days. A player will pick three numbers out of a thousand and we'll pick three numbers out of a thousand. Possible combinatio ...
Jan 27, 2004, 6:01 am - Lottery News forum

Mississippi Residents Flock to Tennessee for Lottery Tickets
Legal in 2nd neighbor state; loss of Miss. money stirs debateRandy Kyle spent $100 in two days on Tennessee lottery tickets. Kyle, 42, of Walls in DeSoto County scratched off tickets during his lunch break Wednesday. He sat in his pickup parked at the Mapco Express convenience store near the Mississippi-Tennessee line.Kyle and several other Mississippians made up about a third of the store's lottery customers that afternoon.Kyle, a construction contractor, said he expects to play regularly while ...
Jan 26, 2004, 6:37 am - Lottery News forum

Mississippi lawmaker wants lottery
La., Tenn. games drawing Miss. customers, but bill unlikely to passMississippi state Rep. Alyce Clarke has introduced a bill for a lottery in Mississippi, but key lawmakers, including House Speaker Billy McCoy and the House Gaming Committee chairman, said don't bet on it passing.Clarke, D-Jackson, said she's tired of seeing Mississippians go to Louisiana and now Tennessee, which started its game Tuesday, to buy lottery tickets. It's better to keep the money here, Clarke said.Clarke's bill comes ...
Jan 21, 2004, 5:37 am - Lottery News forum