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N.C. lottery: About 4,000 retailers apply to sell tickets

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: N.C. lottery: About 4,000 retailers apply to sell tickets

About 4,000 retailers have filed applications by Friday's deadline to be guaranteed the chance to sell the first North Carolina Education Lottery tickets, projected to start at the end of next month.

The lottery office is working with ticket vendor GTECH Holdings Corp. to sell the first scratch-off tickets March 30. Retailers receive 7 percent of the amount of every ticket sold.

About 20 temporary employees are entering retailer data into a database to track the applications. Each application must undergo criminal background and credit checks as well as a review for outstanding tax bills before approval.

The lottery will continue to accept applications even after Friday's deadline, but there's no guarantee those retailers can offer tickets on opening day.

AP

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Posted: February 4, 2006, 8:11 am - IP Logged

Soon all states will have a lotteryHurray!

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    Posted: February 5, 2006, 1:23 am - IP Logged

    Soon all states will have a lotteryHurray!

    Even Utah? Don't hold your breath.

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      Posted: February 5, 2006, 7:29 am - IP Logged

      I wonder if any will be working for an internet betting company.

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Posted: February 7, 2006, 7:54 am - IP Logged

        Soon all states will have a lotteryHurray!

        i would like to see mississippi or arkansas get one.....

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          Posted: February 7, 2006, 9:50 am - IP Logged

          Soon all states will have a lotteryHurray!

          i would like to see mississippi or arkansas get one.....

          Yes, yes, yes, ALL states.  Yeah, the states that do not have a lottery fill the coffers of the lotto states---so why not keep the money at home.  When other states travel to Georgia, there is a sign in one border town that welcomes out of state dollars.  Hope the other states catch on.