Earlier this week the Rocky Mount Telegram published this brilliant comment from an anonymous caller in the "Speak Up" section of its editorial page:
I'm so glad North Carolina is finally getting a lottery. It's about time we don't have to drive all the way to Virginia [50 minutes away] to get a ticket, especially with the way gas prices are going up.[sigh]
It will save people a lot of money. I think it will be great for our state.