Lottery runs to end for some

By: - August 31, 2005 5:11 am

Wilmington StarNews Online
In-state games heightens interest

LITTLE RIVER, S.C | News that North Carolina lawmakers had approved the start of a state lottery hit Pat Ibrahim’s ears on Tuesday when she was about halfway to the North Carolina state line on the way from her home in Morehead City to play the South Carolina lottery. She heard it not through the grapevine, but the car radio.

Sitting outside the State Line convenience store in her car along U.S. 17 just into South Carolina, she said the Old North State “should have its own lottery.”

“We like to play, but we also like the drive down here,” she said of herself and her husband, who frequently makes the trip with her.
And winning $50 on Tuesday from one of the Pick N’ Play games sold in the Palmetto State definitely made the drive worth it, especially for the gas money, she said. (more…)

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Chris Fitzsimon

Chris Fitzsimon, Founder and Executive Director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the Fitzsimon File, delivers a radio commentary broadcast on WRAL-FM and hosts "News and Views," a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina. [email protected] 919-861-2066