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Georgia Senate seeks to let voters decide sports betting in November

Feb. 27, 2024 16:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians could get a chance in November to vote on authorizing sports gambling after senators on Tuesday approved a state constitutional amendment. It's a big step forward for those who want Georgians to be able to bet on pro and college sports after years of being...

Lottery, casino bill passes key vote in Alabama House

Feb. 15, 2024 17:02 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lottery and casino legislation passed a key test Thursday in the Alabama Legislature as the House of Representatives approved a sweeping gambling proposal with an aim to get the measure before voters in November. The House of Representatives approved the...

Casino and lottery proposal swiftly advances in the Alabama Legislature

Feb. 14, 2024 18:54 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A gambling proposal to authorize a lottery, sports betting, and multiple casinos across Alabama was swiftly advanced by a legislative committee on Wednesday. The Alabama House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved the two-bill package, putting...

Lottery, casino bill heads to first test in Alabama Legislature

Feb. 13, 2024 21:17 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Casino and lottery legislation is headed to its first test in the Alabama Legislature as Republican supporters aim to get the proposal before voters this fall. The sweeping proposal would authorize up to 10 casino sites with table games and slot machines, a...

Alabama bill that would allow lottery, casinos and sports betting headed to first test

Feb. 08, 2024 22:46 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama lawmakers could cast their first votes next week on sweeping gambling legislation to allow a state lottery, sports betting and casinos in the Deep South state. If approved by lawmakers, the proposal would go before Alabama voters in the November...

Alabama lawmakers push sweeping gambling bill that would allow lottery and casinos

Feb. 07, 2024 20:47 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A group of Alabama lawmakers unveiled a sweeping gambling bill Wednesday that could authorize a state lottery and 10 casinos across the conservative Deep South state as some Republicans look to get the question before voters in November. Alabama is one of...

Georgia House Republicans seek to boost spending on preschool by more than $100 million

Jan. 16, 2024 15:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Top Republicans in the Georgia House want to boost funding for its prekindergarten program by more than $100 million, raising teacher salaries, providing money for building classrooms and spending more on operations. “We've got to continue to up our game,” House...

Sports gambling creeps forward again in Georgia, but prospects for success remain cloudy

Jan. 10, 2024 08:03 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of legal sports gambling in Georgia renewed their push Tuesday, but it's unclear whether they're any closer to assembling a winning coalition after they went bust in 2023. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee voted 8-4 to advance Senate Bill 172,...

$842 million Powerball ticket sold in Michigan, 1st time the game has been won on New Year's Day

Jan. 02, 2024 21:25 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Someone in Michigan won an $842.4 million Powerball jackpot on the first day of 2024, the first time it has been won on New Year’s Day since the game’s start in 1992. The winning numbers drawn were: 12, 21, 42, 44, 49 and red Powerball: 1. ...

What are the 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

Jan. 02, 2024 10:24 AM EST

The $842.4 million Powerball jackpot won Monday by a player in Michigan has cracked the top 10 largest U.S. jackpots in lottery games. Here is a look at the largest U.S. jackpots won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov....