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Lotteries / Saxbe / Maine #479215

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1974
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(Studio) Attorney General William Saxbe talks with 13 govs. with regard to state lotteries. Photo shows Saxbe with Connecticut Governor Thomas Meskill. Saxbe says lotteries illegal. He'll try to have them banned if Congress does nothing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(ME) State lottery to bring in $3 million year 1/2 goes to ME; other 1/2 as prizes. Tickets printed in New Hampshire; law forbids transporting gambling equipment across state lines. Some tickets stored in banks, which is also prohibited. May also be against law to send lottery-related mail through post office "The Ellsworth-American" 1st printed story against lottery. [Editor Russell WIGGINS - says lottery takes more from people than they get.] Maine population approved it 2-1 in referendum. [MAN - says it brings in revenue.] [2nd MAN - calls it good thing.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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