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Lottery commissioners are dropping like flies. Gordon Myers of Asheville became the third commissioner to resign. Three of the original seven appointees have now bitten the dust.

Myers cited conflicts of interest because he owns stock in Ingles Stores which may want to sell lottery tickets.

Myers is also director of the North Carolina Economic Development Group. Last week federal authorities subpoenaed the groups correspondence with Meredith Norris, who apparently lobbied for Scientific Games which wants to bid on the N.C. Lottery Contract.

And finally, a federal grand jury began to meet yesterday in Raleigh to start hearing testimony in a criminal investigation that has included subpoena’s of lottery related documents.

If nothing else, so far, the lottery has been entertaining.


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