The Charlotte Observer today explores an interesting trend developing between convenience store clerks and owners and lottery winners.
Apparently, store owners are winning big jackpots multiple times over.
I don't have a problem with these people playing the lottery and winning, what I have a problem with is the apparent apathy of lottery officials to even lift a finger to investigate the possibility of irregularities. Lottery director Tom Shaheen basically blows off the winnings as sheer coincidence:
Is it that lottery officials don't care, or do they not want the bad publicity that would come from an investigation into store owners gaming the system?