WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - A state lottery is one of the possible funding mechanisms expected to be discussed in a legislative special session this week.
"The best thing that could happen to the state," said Richard Chandler of West Point. "More revenue. It's a win-win situation."
If approved the money from the state lottery will help with roads and infrastructure.
"We need it. We need a lot," added Cleon Smith of West Point.
Some residents did have concerns about the idea of a lottery.
"A lot of people get addicted to it, spend their whole paycheck and the kids go hungry," added Richard Netherland of West Point. "That's the thing I hate about it."
Lawmakers are expected to discuss several possible funding measures, including using internet sales taxes.
- The lottery may soon come to Mississippi
- Lottery ticket applications open for Mississippi retailers
- Contract signed for Mississippi Lottery equipment
- Mississippi retailers gearing up for lottery launch
- Mississippi lottery bill advances, but more work remains
- Lottery bill passes Mississippi Senate but falters in House
- Bill to create Mississippi lottery heading to governor
- Gov. Bryant appoints Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors
- Mississippi lottery could start selling tickets in late 2019
- Mississippi Lottery aims for Dec. 1 start of ticket sales