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Should NC Encourage More People To Play The Lottery To Increase Money For Education?

North Carolina could get more money for education if the state expands where people can play the lottery and makes the games more enticing to younger players, a new report says. The NC Education Lottery generated $634 million for education in 2016. A legislative staff report outlining multiple options to increase lottery proceeds presents a challenge to state lawmakers: How do you balance the need to provide money for public education with concerns about the impact of gambling?

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T. Keung Hui | The News & Observer