The Hope for Arkansas Committee, formed by Lieut. Gov. Bill Halter to put a constitutional amendment allowing a state lottery on the November ballot, last week reported a total of $437,850 in contributions and $437,393 in expenses through May 31.

The largest single contributor to the pro-lottery effort is John Bailey, chief executive officer and manager of a Little Rock real estate company. Bailey has given a total of $375,000 to the lottery campaign.

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