Scratch-off lottery tickets could be on sale in our state by the end of next month. Hundreds of stores are hoping to get in on the action. In fact, 5,500 stores have already applied to sell the tickets. The owner of the Grimesland Express Food Mart hopes the lottery will help to bring in customers. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the state for education to be used to help reduce class size, fund school construction and provide college scholarships.