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Bryant announced his nominees Friday, nearly two months after lawmakers voted during a special session to create the game of chance. Mississippi had been one of six states without a lottery, and getting the operation up and running is expected to take several more months.

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Governor Names 5 to New Mississippi Lottery Corp. Board

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming three businesspeople, a lobbyist and a longtime educator to the board that will oversee creation and operation of a Mississippi lottery.


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