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Lottery Sets Sales Record

Posted March 10, 2008 3:09 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Education Lottery set a record last week, selling $29.9 million in tickets, officials said Monday.

“All of us at the lottery are thrilled that our efforts are really starting to pay off,” lottery director Tom Shaheen said in a statement. “Higher sales translate into more money for education, which is what we are all about.”

The previous weekyl record was $27.7 mllion, which was set last month. The lottery sells about $18 million in tickets on an average week.