The North Carolina lottery had its highest one day sales total Wednesday since the first week in 2006. No doubt, a $238 million jackpot drove the sales (now $275 for Saturday's drawing since no one won).
Executive Director Tom Shaheen says he believes sales will be higher for the year than last as well.
Recently, lottery officials were able to increase prize payouts for scratch off tickets as well. Shaheen says there are weeks with sales over $20 million dollars. Before the payout changes sales were less than $9 million.