Vikes look to use lottery money for stadium

BY foxsports • February 9, 2011

The Minnesota Vikings' lottery scratch-off game was a resounding success in its first year, and now the team hopes to use some of the money generated to help pay for a new stadium.

The Vikings partnered with the Minnesota State Lottery and the NFL on a Vikings-themed scratch game. They say that the game has cleared $12 million in total sales.

Vikings Vice President Steve LaCroix says the team wants to include lottery revenue in the bill that would help pay for a new stadium. LaCroix knows it would only be a small part of the tab, but ''it could be part of the puzzle.''

Gov. Mark Dayton has been cool to the idea of using gambling revenue in a stadium bill, saying it is too volatile to satisfy bond holders.

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