N.C. state lottery: Coming up short?

Gov. Mike Easley made a North Carolina lottery a central plank of his administration’s platform, with the justification that it would mean payday for the state’s under-funded education system. It passed in 2005 by a one-vote margin, and since then, state residents have blunted many a coin-edge rubbing the silver strips from their lottery tickets.

But a new video feature at The New York Times Web site suggests that the lottery may not be living up to expectations, leaving long-time lottery critics and school officials alike wondering: Where’s the money?

To read the story, which describes other states’ experiences with lotteries, click here.

— Kent Priestley, staff writer

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2 thoughts on “N.C. state lottery: Coming up short?

  1. Benjamin Gillum

    It’s a shame that our state promotes brain-dead lotteries, but won’t allow it’s citizens to play penny-ante kitchen-table poker.

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