Washington State Lottery, Referendum 34 (1974)

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The Washington State Lottery Bill, also known as Referendum 34, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have established a state lottery.[1] Due to SJR 5 of 1972, the measure required sixty percent of voters to approve the measure for there to be a lottery.[2]

Election results

Washington Referendum 34 (1972)
Defeatedd Yes 515,404 54.75%
Approveda No 425,903 42.25%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

Shall a state lottery be conducted under gambling commission regulations with prizes totalling not less than 45% of gross income?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1974 Voters Pamphlet", accessed August 23, 2013
  2. The Spokesman-Review, "Referendum 34 Would Create State Lottery", October 23, 1974
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.