Alabama Lottery News
Tuesday Jan 26 | via WTVY Dothan
A man that served in the legislature for 16 years, now a statewide political analyst and newspaper columnist, believes this could be the year of the lottery in Alabama. He notes a staggering number of lottery tickets was sold in neighboring states when the Powerball jackpot recently reached $1.6 billion. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 26 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
A little less than a week from now our Alabama legislative body will convene for the start of the 2016 legislative session. As always, there is much to accomplish this year. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 20 | via KSLA-TV Shreveport
A forklift operator who recently won a nearly half-million dollar Georgia lottery jackpot was killed overnight Thursday during a home invasion robbery, investigators confirmed. A forklift operator who recently won a nearly half-million dollar Georgia lottery jackpot was killed overnight Thursday during a home invasion robbery, investigators confirmed. Comment?
Thursday Jan 21 | via Alabama Live
My friend said she'd take her CD player to work and play Johnny Paycheck's "Take this job and shove it." Once again, I did not win the Powerball jackpot. Comment?
Thursday Jan 14 | via The Hastings Tribune
The jackpot for the twice-weekly game started at $40 million on Nov. 4. Because no one won for several months, the prize kept growing, along with ticket sales in the 44 participating states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Comment?
Jan 12, 2016 | via WTVM
Thousands of Alabamians made a run for the state border on Wednesday to buy a Powerball ticket and a chance to win the $1.5 billion jackpot. The line at the Pilot gas station in Tallapoosa, GA stretched well outside the door. Comment?
Jan 9, 2016 | via WALA
Americans spend more money on lotteries than sports tickets, books, video games, box office movies and music combined. Some say Alabama should be cashing in. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 13 | via Alabama Live
The thought of winning $1.5 billion in the lottery - no matter how small the chances are - has people in Alabama scrambling across state lines to pick up a Powerball ticket. Alabama is one of six states without a lottery but that doesn't mean if you are the ultra-lucky person who hits the jackpot that the state won't take its cut. Comment?
Jan 11, 2016 | via WAFF-TV Huntsville
Two different lottery bills were pre-filed on Tuesday. With the Powerball payout at $1.5 billion , the only way Alabamians can currently get in on the mega jackpot is by driving to Tennessee or Georgia. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 12 | via Alabama Live
On the same day two legislators filed bills calling for a state lottery, Alabamians were standing in line outside a service station at the Georgia state line in hopes of becoming billionaires. The parking lot at the Pilot station at exit 5 off Interstate 20 was choked with cars, many with Alabama license plates this afternoon, with a line stretching out the door and around the building. Comment?
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