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S.C. lottery machines crash on drawing day

Apr 29, 2004, 7:47 am

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Some N.C. Buyers Left Without Tickets

Some North Carolina lottery players hoping to cash in on South Carolina's Powerball lottery walked away with nothing Wednesday after the state's lottery buying network went down.
 
South Carolina's network crashed around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday due to a Bellsouth issue, according to the South Carolina Educational Lottery Office.

"We had one lady from North Carolina who wanted to buy a ticket but had to leave empty-handed," convenience store clerk John Traylor said.

The network was still down around 4 p.m. and officials were not sure when it would be working again. Wednesday's drawing will be held in Ohio and go on as scheduled.

North Carolina is one of only 10 states without a lottery. Other states estimate North Carolinians spend around $200 million every year buying lottery tickets.

North Carolina was surrounded by lottery states when Tennessee started its games in January. The state has already made $64 million for schools there.

South Carolina schools have gotten $201 million over the last nine months. Virginia has brought in $304 million and Georgia has earned $589 million.

Polls show about two-thirds of North Carolina residents support a lottery. Gov. Mike Easley supports one as well, but the general assembly has voted it down several times since the mid-1980s.

In 2002, the state House rejected a plan to hold a statewide referendum on a lottery.

NBC 17

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Posted: April 29, 2004, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

Polls show about two-thirds of North Carolina residents support a lottery. Gov. Mike Easley supports one as well, but the general assembly has voted it down several times since the mid-1980s.

Another case of elected officals voting on how they feel. Not by what the majority desire.

Numbers are where you find them.

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    Posted: April 29, 2004, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

    that's why voters choose not to re-elect them.  dventually the elected officials will see things the population's way.

    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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      Posted: April 29, 2004, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

      Throw the bums out! Elect  lottery friendly folks.

      Chas

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        Posted: April 29, 2004, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

        It never ceases to amaze me that people think they should be able to control how other people spend their money.  Of all the types of gambling, lotteries don't cause personal bankrupcy!  The people of N.C. should send a big message to their representatives.

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
        What grade did your lottery earn?

         

        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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          Posted: April 29, 2004, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

          "Wednesday's drawing will be held in Ohio and go on as scheduled." must have been a typing error, I had to travel to Indiana to get my tickets.

           * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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