Committee set to discuss possibility of Mississippi lottery

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The Mississippi Lottery Study Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon.

The group is looking in to what it would mean if the lottery were allowed to be played in Mississippi.

The committee is scheduled to get an overview look at Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska and Wyoming. Out of the five states, Wyoming is the most recent to start playing the lottery.

They added Powerball in 2014, according to ABC News.

House Speaker Philip Gunn, who is against a state lottery, set up the commission to study the economic and social issues that would come with a lottery in the state.

Tuesday's meeting is open to the public and scheduled at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol.

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