Regarding the Oct. 2 news article “Against the Odds: Repeated lottery winners defy odds, raise questions”: I read with interest your recent investigation into the North Carolina Education Lottery and the story of a number of people, connected with lottery sales and reimbursements, who have regularly beaten seemingly impossible odds.
The lottery’s executive director, Alice Garland, is definitely a regular winner with almost $17,500 a month coming in without even buying one ticket! My doubts regarding the lottery’s integrity were assuaged by Garland’s bold statement that all “of the prolific winners identified in the investigation are legitimate.”
No doubt her education in urban studies and regional planning have well-prepared her for overseeing an industry rife with dishonesty, cheating and player scams.
I wonder if she would like to put money on that?
Stephen G. Lee