Alabama Lottery News
1 hr ago | via Alabama Live
Wyoming became the latest state to approve a lottery when a law establishing WyoLotto passed the Legislature in 2013. It was "a long time coming," the state's lottery association says. Comment?
Wednesday | via WHNT-TV Huntsville
Bentley's plan would take proceeds from the lottery and add it to the state's struggling general fund. Not everyone is in favor of that plan, especially since neighboring states like Tennessee and Georgia, that put all of that money into education initiatives in the state. Comment?
May 9, 2016 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Wildlife officials say a Florida man was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon that leapt into his boat on the Suwannee River during a fishing tournament. Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump. Comment?
Feb 19, 2016 | via The Decatur Daily
The Issues The Legislature seems more inclined to consider allowing a referendum on gambling. Alabama faces a serious problem with its prisons. Comment?
Feb 17, 2016 | via The Hastings Tribune
When the Powerball jackpot reached a record $1.6 billion before it was won last month, we have no doubt that public support for a lottery in Alabama increased. Comment?
Jan 26, 2016 | 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?
Jan 20, 2016 | 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?
Jan 21, 2016 | 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?
Jan 14, 2016 | 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?
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