Mead Still Mulling State Lottery Board Members

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Mead Still Mulling State Lottery Board Members

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead says he's still going over names of people to serve on the board that will bring the lottery to Wyoming. Mead must appoint a nine-member board that will oversee the quasi-governmental corporation that will run the lottery. He intends to have the appointments ready by early July.

The governor says he's settled on one person so far and is narrowing down the list for the other eight positions. He says he is surprised by the level of interest shown among people interested in serving on the board. Mead and the state Legislature enacted a law this past winter that lets the state create a lottery or join a multi-state game such as Powerball. Wyoming is one of about a half dozen states without such prize drawings.

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