I have been down this road before and came to a dead end for over 20 years. I would like Alabama to start a state-run lottery.

Georgia has had a state lottery for 25 years and has raised billions for education. I guess that over one-third of that money came from residents of Alabama.

It is time to elect new state officials who will push forward to get us a lottery in Alabama. This revenue could be used to improve our roads and schools in Alabama. We could reward our city, county, state workers and teachers with pay raises. Sending our lottery money to Georgia, Tennessee and Florida needs to stop.

Gene Dickie