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Lotteries / Maine / Saxbe #33591

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1974
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(Studio) Attorney General William Saxbe meets with 13 representatives of states that run lotteries. Report on Maine lottery.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Portland, ME) People pay 50 cents per ticket for chance at winnings. Ticket sellers get commission Maine gets $350,000 week United States attorney in ME, Peter Mills, realized law forbade banks and post office from taking part. [MILLS - says it appears to be federal violation and have no choice but to prosecute.] [Commissioner Maine lottery Christo ANTON - says Mills' actions frightens away many. Losing sales.]
REPORTER: Ann Medina

(Studio) Report on Saxbe's meeting
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Saxbe urges congress action to insure lottery legality. [SAXBE - says Congress can settle issue. If Congress doesn't act, he'll seek injunction.] [Pennsylvania attorney general Israel PACKEL - says Saxbe started unnecessary legal fire. Lottery laws don't apply to state action.] Congress expected to exempt state laws from lottery law.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Medina, Ann;
Smith, Howard K.

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