Governor Bryant considers adding state lottery to possible special session agenda

State

With counties scrambling to address infrastructure concerns, Governor Phil Bryant says he considering every avenue for additional revenue… including a state lottery.

Bryant says he believe the majority of Mississippians are in favor of a lottery. Advisors tell the governor a lottery might produce as much as $70 to $80 million which is now going to other states where a lottery is legal.

The governor says he anticipates a state Supreme Court decision on whether the state can collect as much as $100 million in internet sales tax.

With the addition of sports betting, Bryant says he believes these three sources of revenue could add up to as much as $300 million in monies currently sitting on the table.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories