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Governor Schwarzenegger signs lottery bill

25 April 2008

SACRAMENTO, California -- As reported by the Bay Area News: "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Wednesday ending a four-year legal battle over the constitutionality of California's participation in the multistate Mega Millions lottery game.

"The new law carries out a judge's order to make California's prize-claim deadline match those of 11 other states so the game is fair to the state's schools, which receive lottery funds.

"The California Lottery director supported the signing, but critics say the lotto game is still legally questionable.

"...The bill that Schwarzenegger signed Wednesday — Assembly Bill 1251 — carried for the lottery by Assemblyman Van Tran, R-Costa Mesa, extends the deadline for claiming a Mega Millions Grand Prize from six months to one year..."

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