People in Wyoming may not have to wait much longer to play the lottery without crossing state lines.
The Wyoming Lottery Board is seeking a $1 million line of credit to make the first hires and buy office space. Board members think the lottery could start in January.
State Senator Bruce Burns, (R)-Sheridan, hopes the lottery begins sooner rather than later. But he says starting in January sounds overly optimistic, because of how much still needs to get done, like choosing to join a multi-state lottery or create an in-state one.
"And then they also have to go out and get the infrastructure, the machinery, and so forth and get this distributed throughout the state. And then get those who are going to be selling lottery tickets educated," said Burns.
Originally officials did not expect to have a lottery implemented until next summer.