This is the rule in NC from the Lottery Commission and the Retailer contract.
A lottery game retailer will make the purchase and redemption of lottery tickets convenient and readily
accessible to the public. Lottery tickets will be available for sale during the lottery game retailers
normal business hours; the lottery game retailer agrees to provide for the redemption of winning
tickets during the same hours, up to the amount established by the Commission and subject to the
Commission’s approved validation hours.
During its normal business hours a lottery game retailer agrees to immediately validate and pay
winning Lottery tickets under Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00), and make NCEL claim forms available to
I think I understand the purpose of the the following rule but NC has changed a lot of the rules they started out with. This is one I hope they change.
A lottery game retailer must not be engaged exclusively in the business of selling lottery tickets
SC has stores have those places and all they sell is Lottery Stuff and just other little snacks and have tables where you can sit down, scratch tickets, eat.
However, I did send an email to the NC Lottery to ask the same question about redeeming tickets and I wanted to know also if the players can have privy to the pre-test draws, when and how.