Powerball http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Senate begins debate on lottery bill http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/senate-begins-debate-lottery-bill <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Senate gave initial support to a bill that would allow the state to become part of a multi-state lottery, but not before hearing a lot of questions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Much of the debate centered on how the lottery would be administered and costs surrounding it.&nbsp; Senator Bruce Burns says money raised would go to city and county governments.<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:16:59 +0000 Bob Beck 36956 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Senate begins debate on lottery bill House passes bill to allow Wyoming to join a multi-state lottery http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/house-passes-bill-allow-wyoming-join-multi-state-lottery <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming House passes bill to create state lottery</p><p>Despite concerns that a lottery would be a regressive tax, the State House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow Wyoming to join a multi-state Powerball Lottery.&nbsp;</p><p>It establishes a quasi-corporation that would be tasked with making the lottery profitable.&nbsp; Several lawmakers near border states say that Wyoming is losing money as residents cross state lines to buy lottery tickets.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:21:41 +0000 Bob Beck 36188 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net House passes bill to allow Wyoming to join a multi-state lottery