The lottery may soon come to Mississippi

A state lottery is one of the possible funding mechanisms expected to be discussed in a legislative special session this week.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 8:03 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2018 9:14 AM

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.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 70°
Columbus
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 72°
Oxford
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Starkville
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 70°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather