Ark. Lottery Means Losses For Neighboring States

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Texas lottery coffers could lose money
if Arkansas voters approve a proposed constitutional amendment to
allow a state lottery.
Retailers in border cities in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas ring
up some of their state's best sales for lotteries. An Arkansas
lottery, if approved in November, could cut into those sales into
the millions of dollars.
Oklahoma's lottery expects to lose $10 million to $12 million in
ticket sales a year if Arkansas does its own lottery. The Missouri
Lottery estimates it would lose $25 million to $30 million in
ticket sales the first year of an Arkansas lottery.
Texarkana, Texas, has the No. 1 lottery retailer in Texas, just
off Interstate 30 - the Stateline Citgo. In 2007, Stateline Citgo
sold $3.625 million in lottery tickets.


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