State Politics

LOTTERY MATH

If North Carolina keeps 35 percent of a projected $1.2 billion in lottery sales for education, it amounts to ...

$1.2 billion in sales x 35% = $420 million

Some lottery experts say that experience in other states shows that if North Carolina lowered its take and paid more in prizes, it could boost sales over time and collect more money for education. How it might add up if the take were cut to, say, 30 percent ...

$1.5 billion in sales x 30% = $450 million

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