Lawmakers To Hear Consultant's Review Of The Arkansas Lottery

Dec 5, 2014

Arkansas lawmakers are set to hear consultants' recommendations for improving the state's lottery, which has seen its sales slow in recent years.

The Arkansas Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight Committee was set to hear a report Friday from Camelot Global Services of Philadelphia, which lawmakers hired earlier this year to review the lottery's operations and make recommendations on how to increase its revenue.

Voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing the lottery to raise money for college scholarships, and the state began selling tickets in 2009.

The amount of money the lottery has raised for scholarships has declined over the past two fiscal years.