WPR News
7:12 pm
Tue February 8, 2005

Lottery Bill Fails Again

Cheyenne, WY – Once again Wyoming will not be part of the Power Ball lottery. During final debate in the House on a bill authorizing a state lottery, many got up and pointed out problems that a lottery could bring. Laramie County Representative Pete Anderson says social impacts and negative financial costs would hurt the state. Despite the fact that 40 states have it, he doubts it helps them financially. Bill Sponsor Dave Edwards of Douglas argued in vain that other states would not have it if it was a negative. The bill died on a tie vote.