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Lottery Bill passes senate committee, heads to Senate for a vote

A bill that would establish a paper ticket-only lottery in Alabama passed a Senate committee in a 6-5 vote.

BREAKING UPDATE: 3:00 p.m. –  Lottery Bill passes the Senate committee in a 6-5 vote. The bill would establish a paper lottery only. It now heads to the full Senate for a vote.


MONTGOMERY, AL (WIAT) – The Alabama Senate Tourism and Marketing committee will take up a lottery proposal Tuesday. The bill, which would establish a paper-ticket lottery only, was introduced by Republican state senator Greg Albritton.

Many lawmaker referrers to this as a “clean lottery” bill, meaning it doesn’t involve electric gaming.

Senator Jim McClendon also has a lottery bill in the legislature, but his bill isn’t being considered this week. McClendon’s bill would allow for electronic gaming.

If Albritton’s bill passes the committee, it is expected to get a vote in the Senate on Thursday.

Lawmakers weigh-in below: