Bill Keeps "Education" In Lottery Name For Now

The North Carolina Education Lottery is keeping the "education" in its name -- at least for now.

A House judiciary committee is debating a bill that originally directed the lottery to stop using the word "education" in its advertising. But the bill's chief sponsor said Wednesday he would pull that prohibition for now because lottery officials say it would cost several million dollars to rebrand the games.

Rep. Paul Stam of Apex says that ban may come up in another bill.

The measure still would prohibit lottery ads or sponsorships with universities and require ads to include the odds of winning a game's largest prize, not the overall odds of winning a prize.

The committee could vote on the bill next week.

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