Lottery Sale Ban By NC Check Cashers Defeated

An effort to prevent check-cashing outlets from selling North Carolina Education Lottery tickets has failed.

The Senate on Monday night defeated a House measure that would
have prevented businesses that get a majority of their net revenues
from cashing checks or money orders from being a lottery retailer.

Sen. Josh Stein of Wake County said the idea was to discourage
people who may be in a vulnerable financial situation from having
access to purchase tickets.

But other lawmakers said certain lawful businesses shouldn't be
singled out.

The Senate rejected the bill by a vote of 20-23.

The state lottery said earlier this year that fewer than 10 check-cashing outlets had also qualified to sell tickets.

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  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jul 21, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    Mike- Who are you to say what people can spend their money on, are you crazy or something? The lottery is good, If you dont believe me ask my brother who won 5000 dollars 3 weeks ago.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 at 05:02 AM
    jb I agree that people should be allowed to decide what they spend their money on if they earn it, but when I am giving the person money through taxes that I pay because they can't work or are too lazy to get off the couch and work when they are perfectly able to is when I have a problem.
  • by jb Location: nc on Jul 21, 2009 at 04:11 AM
    it should be up to the people what they spend there money on!!!!!!!!!!!!! quit trying to take away our rights for God's sake
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jul 21, 2009 at 03:20 AM
    State checks should come in the form of debit cards; debit cards should be disallowed for lottery tickets. Problem solved!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM
    It's real simple, you can not pass laws to protect people when they do not want to be protected. More wasted time.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jul 20, 2009 at 07:19 PM
    Well Duhh! The legislators are NOT going to cut off money that is flowing into the trough. This is probably thier liquor money. Besides how best to manipulate the poor than to intice them right while they are cashing thier paychecks. Hey junior may not get the clothes for school, but I'm gonna win this week!!!Stupid. Buzz-
  • by Hmm Location: Greenville on Jul 20, 2009 at 06:49 PM
    I am sorry but I don't see the point in this anyways.

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