Legislators Introduce Lottery Proposal

Some lawmakers say it’s time for Alabama to consider a lottery. Tuesday, Senator Jim McClendon of Springville and Representative Alan Harper of Northport introduced legislation for the upcoming session. It would allow Alabamians a chance to vote on a lottery.


McClendon said he is introducing the bill because his constituents “constantly” tell him they want to see a lottery in Alabama.

The bill would just authorize a lottery.

McClendon said details about where the money would go, and how the lottery would be run, would be decided later.

“I would like to see this bill come through the house and the senate and be on the ballot of the presidential election,” said McClendon.

If approved by legislators, Alabamians would vote during the presidential election in November.




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