Bill Would Create Million-Dollar Jackpot For Voters

Trenton, N.J. (AP) -- Two New Jersey lawmakers want to give people an extra incentive to vote.

They're proposing a special state lottery just for voters, with a one million dollar jackpot.

A bill sponsored by the two Middlesex County assemblymen would create an annual December 31st lottery. Only registered voters who cast a ballot that year in a primary or general election would be eligible.

Those who voted in both elections would get two entries.

The million-dollar prize would be paid for with unclaimed winnings from the regular state lottery, voluntary donations and investments of the prize fund.

A similar proposal in Arizona was rejected by voters last fall.

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