Lottery Sales Below State Projections
The North Carolina lottery raised more than $63.5 million for education programs during its first 10 months, according to an audit released Tuesday.Posted — Updated
At least 35 percent of net revenues from the North Carolina Education Lottery must be used for initiatives such as class-size reduction, preschool programs, school construction and college scholarships for needy students.
North Carolina became the last state on the East Coast to adopt a lottery after approving the games during last year's legislative session.
The state began selling scratch-off tickets in March, and Powerball sales started in late May. The state launched two numbers games in October.
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