Senate begins debate on lottery bill

Feb 20, 2013

The Wyoming Senate gave initial support to a bill that would allow the state to become part of a multi-state lottery, but not before hearing a lot of questions.  

Much of the debate centered on how the lottery would be administered and costs surrounding it.  Senator Bruce Burns says money raised would go to city and county governments.

“They estimate that it will bring in roughly about 25 million and that it should clear based on other states close to our size about a little over six million dollars a year net,” Burns says.

Senator Phil Nicholas tried to shift the money from local governments into the common school fund, but the amendment failed.  The bill will be debated two more times.