Alabama Governor Calls Special Session To Bring Lottery

UPDATED: 10:45 AM EST

In a stunning video announcement Wesdnesday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said that he would calling a special session of the state legislature for the purpose of bringing about a lottery in the Yellowhammer State.

In the five minute video announcement of the special session, Bentley referred to Alabama’s chronic budget shortfall as a “crisis” and called on the legislature to move to pass legislation that would allow for a statewide referendum.

Bentley said that the proposed lottery would generate $225 million annually for the state.

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