The state lottery campaign, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter’s creation, says the Bailey Family of Little Rock has contributed another $55,000 to the cause, on top of $300,000 in initial seed money. They’ve been essentially the sole source of support for the effort and they have declined to discuss at any length with us their interest, beyond statements that they like the idea.

If it makes the ballot, some additional money might appear — the companies that provide goods and services for operation of the lottery. They’ve typically bankrolled lottery campaigns in other states.