What to do when sales are down and it’s been awhile since the lottery was in the headlines?
Why make the purchase of lottery tickets more accessible, of course.
Following the shutdown of a bill that would have banned lottery machines in grocery stores, the Arkansas Lottery Oversight Commission recently signed an agreement with an Ohio company to add 40-50 new machines across the state.
The Associated Press’ figures (from the Democrat-Gazette) say that more than $115,000 worth of tickets have been sold from eight machines up through April 18.
Combating concerns that the machines would make minor purchase more possible, the commission pointed out that the machines would require buyers to swipe their driver’s licenses.