Lottery bill approved, returns to Senate

The Mississippi House has passed its own version of a bill to create a state lottery, but there’s more work to be done.

The lottery bill passed the Senate yesterday and the House made several changes to the bill before passing it this afternoon. The House vote was 70 in favor and 43 opposed.

The bill returns to the Senate which would either accept the change or seek final talks on it with the House.

Governor Phil Bryant has called on lawmakers to create a lottery to help generate money for roads and bridges.

Legislative leaders estimate a lottery could bring the state $40 million in the first year and $80 million in later years.

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