Harding University says students can't play lottery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Christian college that had exempted Arkansas' lottery from a student gambling ban has reversed course and says students can't buy the tickets after all.

Harding University President David Burks announced Friday that the school would include the lottery in its rule prohibiting students from gambling on or off campus. Administrators at Harding, a liberal arts Christian school in Searcy affiliated with the Church of Christ, had decided in August to make an exception for the lottery in its gambling prohibition.

Arkansas launched its lottery on Sept. 28 with the sale of scratch-off tickets. The games are expected to raise $100 million annually for college scholarships.

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