The Lottery a Week Later

Thursday will mark one week since lottery tickets began being sold in stores. So how is it going so far? Many store owners are reporting a slow down in ticket sales from a week ago but sales are still steady. Many stores say they are now asking customers to scratch their tickets somewhere other than the front counter, so as not to slow down other customers making other purchases.

One glaring problem with the lottery is the gambling hotline designed for those who feel they may be addicted to gambling. However, only 20 percent of the calls are on that subject. The rest are from people who have questions about the game itself.