MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama lawmaker is making another attempt to create a lottery in the state.
Republican State Senator Jim McClendon from St. Clair County is introducing two lottery bills in the current legislative session.
His first proposal is an amendment to the Alabama Constitution that would allow a lottery in the state. A second bill is a legislative act that outlines the details of how the lottery would work.
McClendon is proposing the money from the proposed lottery to be split evenly between the state's education budget and the general fund budget.
Alabama is one of five states without a lottery, or without plans to create one. That list also includes Alaska, Hawai'i, Nevada, and Utah.
Mississippi does not have a lottery currently in operation, but lawmakers there have approved the creation of one. The Mississippi Lottery is expected to start selling tickets in late 2019.