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High Unemployment High Lottery Sales

Residents of some of the poorest counties in North Carolina spend the most per capita on lottery tickets.

Wilson County has one of the state's highest unemployment rates and is number one in lottery sales per capita.

Officials at the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina say they don't see a correlation.

Meanwhile, one store owner says since selling two, $10,000 dollar winning tickets to two Wilson residents, people consider his store to be the lucky spot in town.


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