Some North Carolina residents may no longer be able to take their chances at winning the jackpot.

A new state policy is looking to ban welfare recipients and people who have filed bankruptcy from purchasing lottery tickets.

State officials believe that it is counterproductive for welfare lottery ticket holders to accept the winnings if they are struggling financially on a day-to-day basis.

“We’re giving them welfare to help them live, and yet by selling them a ticket, we’re taking away their money that is there to provide them the barest of necessities,” said state House Majority Leader Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam (R). Stam also suggests that many of the lottery advertisements are “just fraudulent” finding that the lottery system is a scam.

Some lottery critics believe that the program simply exploits the poor, uneducated and the elderly.

According to the North Carolina Policy Watch, the state’s poorest counties have the highest lottery ticket purchases per capita.

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3 thoughts on “N.C. Law Possibly Bans Welfare Recipients from Buying Lottery Tickets

  1. This is just crazy. the don’t give the people enough moey to do much of anything and now you gonna try and restrict what they can buy what’s next personal items kleenex things to clean their homes? How about this maybe if they win the lotery they won’t be on the sysem anymore did any of these idiots think about that? Some of these laemakers make me sick. Actually a lot of them make me sick. And all they are going to do is get someone else to claim the money if they win STUPID

  2. give me a break, if they was on welfare, they would buy one themselves, these law makers are just full of crapp, always trying to change some laws. I have never seen a bunch of corrupt, law changers in my life,, They are so corrupted themselves,, how can they change anything,

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