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NC lottery bill won't ban welfare recipient sales

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A key North Carolina House leader says a bill he's drawing up about the North Carolina state lottery won't include a provision prohibiting ticket sales to people receiving public assistance or who are in bankruptcy.

Speaker Pro Tempore Paul Stam of Apex said Wednesday the provision was the least important part of his proposal. He said got questions from all sides on the lottery issue about the provision. Some critics questioned singling out the poor or how retailers would enforce the law.

Stam said the bill will still seek to remove the word "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery because proceeds account for a small percentage of state education funding. He also wants the lottery to reveal more fully the long odds of a winning a big prize.

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Posted: January 31, 2013, 8:54 am - IP Logged

Thank goodness. The last thing we need is clerks acting as social police.

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    Posted: January 31, 2013, 8:57 am - IP Logged

    "Stam said the bill will still seek to remove the word "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery because proceeds account for a small percentage of state education funding. He also wants the lottery to reveal more fully the long odds of a winning a big prize."

     

    Lol, I think most people get that 1:175,000,000+ odds of winning a JP are way LONG.

     

    You would have better odds of getting mauled by a polar bear and a regular bear both in the same day.


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      Posted: January 31, 2013, 9:05 am - IP Logged

      "Stam said the bill will still seek to remove the word "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery because proceeds account for a small percentage of state education funding. He also wants the lottery to reveal more fully the long odds of a winning a big prize."

       

      Lol, I think most people get that 1:175,000,000+ odds of winning a JP are way LONG.

       

      You would have better odds of getting mauled by a polar bear and a regular bear both in the same day.

      Your right, the long odds are understood and accepted. I do like the idea of "better odds" though.Yes Nod

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        Posted: January 31, 2013, 9:15 am - IP Logged

        I see he had a change of heart about his original proposal. He must have had an awful amount of HEAT for it....!           Argue

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          I see he had a change of heart about his original proposal. He must have had an awful amount of HEAT for it....!           Argue

          I Agree! lol.  "He said got questions from all sides on the lottery issue about the provision."

          is probably the understatement of his career. LOL

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            Posted: January 31, 2013, 9:25 am - IP Logged

            Imagine that! A politician bowing to the pressures from the public.Will wonders never cease!!

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              Posted: January 31, 2013, 10:39 am - IP Logged

              Imagine that! A politician bowing to the pressures from the public.Will wonders never cease!!

              I Agree!LOL

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                Posted: January 31, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                Crazy

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                  Posted: January 31, 2013, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                  Crazy

                         LOL Thanks for the mystery link 2 B changed @ random...I would be partial the having a vinyard.

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                    Posted: January 31, 2013, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                    GOOD.

                    The lottery is NOT a tax on the poor.  By calling it a tax, you are calling it mandatory, which is what taxes are.  But the lottery is NOT mandatory, therefore calling it a tax highly inaccurate.

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                      Posted: January 31, 2013, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, people should be informed fully prior to getting involved with lottery. I say it should not even be called lottery, but a social fund, which also allows people to win prices.

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                        Posted: January 31, 2013, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                        Someone probably told the speaker to visit lottery post to view the responses since the site is visited by more people than the entire population of his State.
                        If he was up for reelection. ..his campaign would be dead on arrival.


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                          Posted: January 31, 2013, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                          Someone probably told the speaker to visit lottery post to view the responses since the site is visited by more people than the entire population of his State.
                          If he was up for reelection. ..his campaign would be dead on arrival.

                          Ehhh he's the speaker...so the people who vote for him are his cronnies in the state house of represenatives....he's like John Boehner...of NC of course lol...


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                            Posted: January 31, 2013, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                            Ehhh he's the speaker...so the people who vote for him are his cronnies in the state house of represenatives....he's like John Boehner...of NC of course lol...

                            I Agree! lol. It's a very well oiled machine..........