Lottery Sales Lagging
Arkansas Lottery organizers are considering ways to improve scratch ticket sales which have been lagging in recent months.The Arkansas Lottery Commission met Monday in Russellville, where the panel heard that the lottery did receive a multi-million dollar boost from the recent $588 million Powerball jackpot.
However it remains uncertain whether sales can will increase enough for the lottery to reach is projected budget. Legislators are considering ways to alter the formula by which lottery funded college scholarships are awarded.
Higher Education Department Interim Director Shane Broadway told the commisiion that he expects changes from the Legislature when it convenes in January. That could result in dela
ys in processing scholarship applications next gall as the agency will have to adjust its computer software to implement any changes made by lawmakers.