Should NC encourage more people to play the lottery to increase money for education?

RALEIGH – North Carolina could get more money for education if the state expands where people can play the lottery and makes the games more enticing to younger players, a new report says.

The NC Education Lottery generated $634 million for education in 2016. A legislative staff report outlining multiple options to increase lottery proceeds presents a challenge to state lawmakers: How do you balance the need to provide money for public education with concerns about the impact of gambling?

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2018-01-23T08:05:35+00:00

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