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CHECK ID, Player must be 18 to purchase lottery tickets
No lottery sales to minors

North Carolina General Statute 18C-131 (d) prohibits the sale of lottery tickets to a person under the age of 18 years.

The NCEL is constantly monitoring and enforcing this law through various means, including random checks. So always ask for identification prior to the sale of any lottery ticket.

A red border on a North Carolina Driver’s License could indicate your customer is under 18. Check date of birth closely and use “Legal Sell Age” located on your terminal home screen for assistance.

What will happen if I sell lottery tickets to someone younger than 18 years old?

If YOU violate this statue, YOU will be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. YOU will go to court to pay an estimated $50 fee along with the estimated court cost of $150.
The individual responsible pays this fee.

It may result in suspension or termination of your Lottery Retailer Contract.

Retailers who submit subsequent applications for new contracts risk being rejected for up to one year.

We appreciate your continued support with helping to create a brighter future for North Carolina’s students!

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