NC Lottery Retailers Can Win When You Win

North Carolina's 6,000-plus lottery retailers will now get more than publicity when someone wins a big jackpot at their stores -- they'll get cash, too.

The North Carolina Education Lottery Commission agreed Wednesday on financial incentives for retailer outlets that sell winning tickets for the Carolina Cash 5 numbers game and a pair of multistate games.

A retailer who sells the winning Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot ticket would receive $50,000.

Lottery executive director Tom Shaheen said store owners have wanted such incentives for a long time. He hopes they will encourage the retailers to sell more tickets.

The General Assembly agreed this year to permit retailer incentives. Retailers already get a 7 percent commission on tickets they sell.


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  • by David McGowan Location: Greenville, NC on Dec 16, 2009 at 07:27 PM
    I was not aware our lottery retailers were selling Mega Millions lottery tickets.
  • by jim Location: wash on Dec 16, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    Deplorable. The state must be losing retailers otherwise they wouldnt do this.
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