Lotteries have been under a lot of scrutiny in the past year and North Carolina wants to remind players of how much it helps the state.
While the North Carolina Lottery does not condone buying tickets when it becomes problematic, they do want tn encourage residents to buy more lottery tickets and support their schools.
Since it was established in 2006, the North Carolina Lottery has given around 2.7 billion back to North Carolina public education. This money comes form lottery tickets for drawings as well as Keno and scratch off games.
In 2012, North Carolina provided 5% of the education budget for the state . In a state where the education budget is the largest expenditure in the government, 5% makes a big difference in helping the state give children the best possible education.
In 2013, the North Carolina Lottery expects to sell $1.6 billion in tickets and scratch games. Last year, the lottery sold $1.4 billion, and was proven to be one of the state lotteries showing a constant yearly profit increase. The North Carolina Lottery is one of only 3 lotteries to have consistent profit growth from 2007 to 2012. The profits, retailers, and overall sales have consistently increased in North Carolina since its establishment.
The north Carolina is one of the newest lotteries in the country, since it is been around less than 10 years. North Carolina still views itself in the beginning of its lottery life, and believes htese positive numbers are proof of how much the lottery has helped.