Alabama Town Offers Cash Prize to Participate in 2010 Census

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) - The mayor of an Alabama city says his
town's lottery isn't really a lottery.

The Talladega County city of Lincoln announced plans last week
for what it's calling the "Lincoln Census Lottery." The town will
hold a drawing for $1,500 in cash prizes for people who complete
their Census forms and take them to City Hall.

The city received lots of phone calls about the plan, but Mayor
Lew Watson now says the offer really isn't a lottery. That's
because it doesn't cost anything to participate.

The difference is important because Alabama law doesn't allow
lotteries.

The state attorney general's office says it hasn't reviewed the
city's plan.


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  • by omg Location: dothan on Mar 2, 2010 at 03:46 PM
    KL,I welcome it with open arms. Go Obama!!!!
  • by KL Location: Enterprise on Mar 2, 2010 at 09:45 AM
    The Census is being run out of the White House for the first time in US history as reported by the news media. It'll be rigged with inflated "ethnic" numbers.Welcome to Obama-Nation.
  • by Ed Location: Dothan on Mar 1, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    Look out Lincoln, here coms the Gov. He may try to shut the town down.
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