Lottery Machines Being Installed

Lottery machines are making their way into Eastern Carolina. As a matter of fact, more than one-thousand retailers across the state have been to seminars to learn how to operate the machines when they begin selling tickets in less than three weeks. Steve Midgette, assistant store manager of the City Market in Greenville, anticipates lottery tickets will be a huge draw for his business. But he says the seminar solved all but one problem: How to handle the expected long lines of ticket buyers. Chances for a tic-tac-toe game and a simple match three game will sell for a dollar a piece. The other two types of tickets are a blackjack style game at two dollars per ticket, and a five-dollar "Carolina Cash" game with a $100,000 prize.