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Governor Bryant promises to sign lottery bill

Governor Phil Bryant has a mid-September deadline to sign a bill creating a state lottery to help pay for transportation and he has promised to do so. The governor says it will be at least six months to a year…

Governor signs legislation and ends special session

The special session for the funding of Mississippi’s roads and bridges has come to a close. After five days of debate and deal striking, Governor Phil Bryant signed three pieces of legislation into law. What the governor wanted, he got…

Local reaction to lottery

Since hearing about the passing of the lottery bill, locals hit the jackpot with their reactions, not just because of the chances of winning the big one, but due to the economic impact that comes with it. Biloxi Mayor Andrew…

Governor Bryant on lottery

Governor Bryant released a statement today through Twitter on the lottery. He tweeted ‘This is a historic day in Mississippi. Lawmakers rose to the occasion and passed the last part of a sustainable infrastructure funding mechanism that will also provide…

Lottery coming to Mississippi!

Today the Mississippi House reversed itself and passed a bill to create a state lottery - the same bill it killed a day earlier. The bill will go to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into…

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…

Mississippi Senate approves lottery bill

Mississippi senators have passed a bill to create a state lottery, spending proceeds on state highways for at least 10 years. The Senate voted 30-20 on Thursday to approve Senate Bill 2001. The measure moves to the House for more…

Mississippi lottery study

Mississippi casino operators would not oppose a state lottery that sells paper tickets, but they would oppose video gambling in places like convenience stores. That’s what Larry Gregory, director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, told a lottery study…

State lottery study group

A study group will gather facts, but does not intend to make recommendations either for or against creating a state lottery. The announcement was made at the Mississippi House Lottery Study Working Group meeting. Mississippi is one of six states…

Speaker Gunn forms lottery study commission

During the 2017 regular legislative session discussions regarding a lottery escalated. At the end of the session, Speaker Philip Gunn indicated a willingness to form a committee to study the true ramifications of implementing a lottery in Mississippi. Today, the…

Governor Bryant wants a lottery

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant wants legislators to make a late session push to enact a lottery as a way to generate tens of millions of dollars a year to boost the state budget. Bryant is asking the state department of…

Latest On The Lottery Bills Mississippi

The Mississippi house is down to a single bill that might be used to create a state lottery. And, it's unclear whether that bill will come up for a vote before a today's deadline. Going into Wednesday, three bills had…

Mississippi Lottery

No bill in the Mississippi Legislature Soley deals with a state lottery, but there are multiple ways one could come out of the legislative session. Three bills have been amended to add a state lottery two dealing with gambling in…

Lottery Legislation Filed At Session

One State legislator is looking to hit the jackpot by bringing the lottery to Mississippi. Democratic Representative Alyce Clark of Jackson filed two lottery bills. One of those bills would create the Mississippi Lottery for Education and have it administered…

Governor Bryant Open to Lottery Talk

Bryant could be open to the possibility of a state lottery. In a written statement to the clarion ledger, Bryant says he would be willing to discuss it. Making him the first governor in nearly 30 years to say he…

Crossing the Border to win the Jackpot

It’s a chance to win millions and millions of dollars. Some people on the Coast are not letting that chance slip away, even if it means driving all the way across the border. The multi-state Powerball jackpot is estimated at…

Powerball Drawing Tonight for $348 Million

Coast residents having been making a run for the border. No, they are not headed to Taco Bell. They are headed to Louisiana for a chance to win $348 million. The drawing for the huge jackpot is set for later…

Jackpot Stakes are High

There are still no jackpot winners in the multi-state Powerball jackpot or the Louisiana Lotto. The Powerball jackpot goes to an estimated $348 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. Lots of Mississippi residents are sure to cross state lines for a…

State Lottery Heads to the Senate

The Mississippi House votes twice to establish a state lottery which would deliver half of its financing to public education and road maintenance. The effort is likely to be squashed in the state Senate. A lottery amendment was added to…