Consider that with any new lottery, there will be advocates and opposition. It's the nature of the beast. You can't make everyone happy.
It is unfortunate the NC seems to hold on to the "Civil War Mentality", even within it's own state government. It shouldn't be "Who's the winner and who's the loser?" It should be, "How can we make everything a win for the state of North Carolina."
The representatives of the state voted "on behalf of the people", it's done. Find something positive to focus on, like the money for education that the lottery will be bringing to the families of North Carolina.