Legislators hold a public hearing on whether or not Alabama will join multi-state lottery games like Mega-Millions and Powerball. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee held the hearing today on the bill sponsored by Senator Trip Pittman of Montrose. Pittman's bill seeks to have the state join the multi-state games instead of creating its own lottery scheme. The bill is an alternative proposal to other lottery bills that have stalled because of a lack of consensus over the details. If approved by lawmakers, voters would have the final say on whether lottery ticket sales will be allowed in the state.