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Lottery tickets go on sale Monday

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo/Tammy Curtis One of the first Lottery machines in Sharp County was installed Sept. 18 at Rebel Station in Highland. The tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the public Sept. 28.
The much anticipated lottery ticket sales will soon become a reality. Tickets are due to go on sale Sept. 28 at area businesses.

In Sharp County, the tickets will be sold at Flash Markets in Ash Flat, Hardy and Evening Shade, Murphy's USA, Rebel Station and White Oak Station.

Louann Norris, with the Flash Market in Evening Shade said training for selling the ticket will be held on Sept. 21. She said at that time they will know when the scratch off tickets will arrive at the store.

The Ash Flat Flash Market Store has already received their machines and the paper for the lotto tickets.

Some unexpected problems have surfaced due to last week's heavy rain. The lottery commission's goal was to have 1,500 of the establishments selling the lotto tickets by Sept. 28. A representative with the lottery commission said in a news release Sept 21, that due to the weather, it has been difficult to install the outdoor satellites that connect to the lottery headquarters to verify winning tickets.

Rebel Station had their machines installed Sept. 18.

The State Lottery was established to help fund educational scholarships for high school seniors and non-traditional students.

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Can you list what business are NOT going to sell lottery tickets?

-- Posted by blessedmama on Fri, Sep 25, 2009, at 12:57 AM

Lotteries are sometimes described as a regressive tax, albeit a voluntary one, since those most likely to buy tickets, and to spend a larger proportion of their money on them, are typically less affluent people. The astronomically high odds against winning the larger prizes have also led to the epithets of a "tax on stupidity" and a "math tax". Although the use of the word "tax" is not strictly correct, these descriptions are intended to suggest that lotteries are government-sanctioned operations which will attract only those people who fail to understand that buying a lottery ticket is a poor economic decision.

-- Posted by hogwild67 on Sat, Sep 26, 2009, at 10:11 PM

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