Just to keep you update on how much money North Carolina is missing out on because the Legislature refuses to take any action: South Carolina officials say lottery ticket sales are getting a boost from a multi-million-dollar jackpot that has been growing for nearly seven weeks.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since May 7 th , when a Charlotte couple won almost 89-million-dollars. The jackpot now stands at 82-million. Granted, you might have a higher probability of being struck by lightning that winning a lottery, but, nevertheless, people do get lightning-struck, and people do win lotteries. The sure thing is: the state, in this case South Carolina , does and will continue to make a bundle on it, much of it including money with Tar Heel origins.
The Lottery Director in the Palmetto State says they could get about 10-to-15 million dollars more than they expected because of strong June sales, much of it, as I said, coming from North Carolina pockets and flying into the treasury in Columbia. Not Raleigh . And, of course, that's more money for lawmakers to spend on things when they re-convene in January.