(KTVI) – Lawmakers in the Tar Heel State are proposing legislation that would prohibit sales of lotto tickets to who are in bankruptcy or on welfare. According to the Christian Science Monitor lawmakers concede that it could be difficult for store clerks to know who to stop selling tickets to.
Republican lawmakers are trying to restrict those on welfare or facing bankruptcy from spending money on anything other than the basic essentials.
Lotto officials say that they follow many of the same industry practices followed in other states. The odds of winning each prize amount is not listed on each ticket. But, they are available on the lottery website and at retail locations.
The bill is one of many aimed at North Carolina‘s Education Lottery this session.