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Lotto might sell tickets in big-box stores

Lottery officials say they might be placing new vending machines in big-box stores such as Target and Wal-Mart.

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N.C. Education Lottery
RALEIGH, N.C. — Lottery officials say they might be placing new vending machines in big-box stores such as Target and Wal-Mart.

The new budget for the North Carolina Education Lottery includes more than $2 million to buy ticket vending machines.

Officials said they would like to place many of those machines in large retail stores, which they described as an untapped market.

Large retailers have backed away from the lottery in the past, because they do not want their employees to get tied up selling lottery tickets.

Lottery officials, though, said vending machines should take care of that  concern.

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