Deceptive Advertising in the North Carolina Education Lottery
By: Representative Paul Stam
Speaker Pro Tem
March 10, 2016
Table of Contents:
“No Advertising may be Misleading, Deceptive…”
“Fools will play the lottery and now if we can attract more fools to play the lottery and they choose that, I’m not sticking a gun to their head.”NCGS § 18C-114 Powers and duties of the Commission
8 Little Rules the House had to Break to Pass a Lottery
Deception in the NC Education Lottery
8 pages previously presented to members of the Lottery Oversight Committee on February 11, 2016, featuring Powerball and its advertisements
Memo by the Fiscal Research Division addressing the Powerball jackpot of January 2016.
Memorandum from Rep. Stam on October 24, 2014, “New Lottery Ad is Extremely Misleading: “All or Nothing.”
Exhibits of the “All or Nothing” logo and advertisement
“What is N.C. after? Bucks, bucks, bucks!” Charlotte Observer, May 27, 2011
Advertisement revealing the top prize of $200,000 with the odds of winning at 1 in 3.9.
Letter to Senators Brown, Harrington, Hunt and B. Jackson on July 14, 2014 concerning SB 744/Lottery Advertising Component
Specifically responding to statements from the transcript of the Senate hearing on June 12, 2014.
Transcript of the Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting on the Lottery on June 12, 2014
Selling Hope State Lotteries in America, by Charles Clotfelter & Philip Cook
Do Lotteries Hurt the Poor? Well, Yes and No By: Charles Clotfelter
Transcription of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission Meeting, March 19, 1999.
Duke Professors’ contact information
Honest Lottery Act
House Bill 156 (Second Edition) and Fiscal Note
Memorandum from Dylan Finch (Legislative Intern) to Representative Paul Stam on December 3, 2013 concerning “An examination of Lottery Funding and Sales for Six Counties in North Carolina.”
Memorandum from Brian Miller (Legislative Intern) to Representative Paul Stam on February 24, 2016 “Lottery Corruption” concerning Eddie Tipton.
Memorandum from Brian Miller (Legislative Intern) to Representative Paul Stam on February 24, 2016 concerning “NC Lottery: A Case of Subtle but Sure Injustice”- picking a winner before paying for the ticket.
Attached Report: Investigation by NCEL
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