Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill

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Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill (Photo courtesy of Flickr user David Ciani)
Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill (Photo courtesy of Flickr user David Ciani)

On Wednesday, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed into law House Bill 77, which allows the state to either enter into a multi-state lottery like Powerball - or start its own state lottery. The law, which goes into effect July 1, institutes the creation of a new corporation with governmental ties tasked with that decision.

In a media release, Governor Mead said the lottery bill allows money to stay in Wyoming as opposed to Wyoming residents traveling to Montana or other nearby states to buy their tickets. Governor Mead explains.

Mead said he believes a lottery is a form of gambling and that he plans on keeping a close eye on any societal impacts of having an in-state lottery. After July 1st Governor Mead will appoint a nine-member board tasked with shaping the future of Wyoming's lottery. Once appointed, the board members will then hire a CEO.

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