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Lottery bill could struggle to get out of committee

Many cars found lined for tickets along the Magic Mile belong to Alabamians. (Source: WAFF) Many cars found lined for tickets along the Magic Mile belong to Alabamians. (Source: WAFF)

The bipartisan-supported education lottery could struggle to gain traction in Montgomery.

The legislation calls for Alabama voters to decide whether to institute a state lottery.

According to our sister station in Montgomery, it could be a week or two before we see any movement on the lottery bill. 

It is assigned to the constitutions, campaigns, and elections committee - however, it could have problems making it out of that committee. 

We visited‘The Magic Mile' on Friday. The row of lottery businesses sit on the state line just north of Hazel Green. 

We noticed a majority of the cars in the parking lot had Alabama plates. 

“I think we should have a lottery in Alabama,” said Alabamian Brenda Ewing. “I'm here. I play the lottery. I'd rather play in Alabama then Tennessee.” 

A man who identified himself as the owner of the property declined to comment on the story before asking us to leave. 

We continue to monitor the legislation. As soon as we have another update we'll let you know.

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