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Proposal: Ban welfare recipients from playing lottery

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/25/2013 @ 8:21 pm In Money,U.S. | No Comments

(Associated Press) North Carolina lawmakers are drafting legislation that would ban people on welfare or those who are in bankruptcy from buying lottery tickets.

Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, R-Wake is helping draft the legislation. Stam told ABC11 the vendor selling the lottery ticket would be penalized if they knew the person was on welfare or in bankruptcy.

That stipulation is not sitting well with some convenience store clerks that don’t want to be left to enforce a new law.

“I don’t feel comfortable for somebody ask why or your financial things, so it’s not my business,” Peace Street Market’s clerk Aref Peroz said.


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