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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