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NC Education Lottery ticket sales bounce back in Phase 2

Posted June 9, 2020 5:47 a.m. EDT
Updated June 9, 2020 6:43 a.m. EDT

By Mikaya Thurmond, WRAL anchor/reporter

North Carolina’s education programs depend on lottery ticket sales to survive, but stay-at-home orders resulted in some big losses this year.

Now, lottery officials say tickets sales have bounced back strongly since the state began its Phase 2 recovery.

Lottery ticket sales boost the state’s economy in two ways — lottery winners often use their prize money to buy houses and cars, which stimulates the economy, and retail partners earn 7% commission.

Lottery officials say tickets sales have bounced back strongly since the state began its Phase 2 recovery.