CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - "Scratch tickets" are big business for the North Carolina Education Lottery, they make up 60% of all lottery ticket sales in the state.
Most of those players are of the casual variety. Maybe they have an extra dollar or two in their pocket at checkout that they use to buy the ticket.
It is the hard-core, regular, players who know the secret to increasing the odds of winning a big prize on scratch tickets, though.
It is a secret the director of the North Carolina Education Lottery was happy to talk about. One we didn't quite think about until a WBTV viewer brought his experience to our attention.
The story airs Wednesday night at 11pm on WBTV but you can watch a preview on this page.