I had heard that North Carolina was the only state on the east coast without a lottery. Until now.
I figure it’s about time for a lottery, since all we would have to do is drive up to Virginia and get a lottery ticket. And provided the proceeds actually go toward education, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’m afraid that might be a big if, though. Once the economy starts to go south, money from the lottery tends to get shifted from education to general stuff. Although this article is a bit old, it does illustrate my point.