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Opinion: Indians don't need lottery

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2002

The Oklahoma lawmaker who wanted to introduce a blood quantum bill to get rid of "wannabees" argues against a state lottery in an opinion piece in The Daily Oklahoman.

State Rep. Wayne Pettigrew says approval of a state lottery will only make Indians richer and not the state. "If each lottery ticket costs $1, which ticket will you buy: the state lottery ticket that features a pot worth $10 million or the tribal lottery that features a pot worth $100 million?" he writes.

Pettigrew is responding to gubernatorial candidates who support a state lottery.

Get the Story:
Point of View: Tribal lottery would dwarf state's (Wayne Pettigrew. The Daily Oklahoman 10/23)

Relevant Links:
State Rep. Wayne Pettigrew - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/Members/hd39.htm

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