Candidates Differ On Powerball

Cody, Wy – Republican candidate for Governor Ray Hunkins does not favor a powerball lottery for the state, but Governor Dave Freudenthal says he would sign such a bill if the legislature passed it. Some are hoping Wyoming becomes part of a multi-state lottery. Hunkins does not favor additional gaming in the state and adds that Wyoming does not need the money such a lottery could bring into the state. Freudenthal has opposed such a lottery in the past but recently changed his mind about the issue. He notes that many people drive to buy the tickets across statelines and he figures he might as well help people save some gas money. But Hunkins fears that such a lottery could lead to some negative consequences for the state and citizens.