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NC Lottery scratches some scratch-offs

The North Carolina Education Lottery is getting rid of 14 scratch off games. A lottery spokeswoman says games are cancelled for various reasons including, whether top prizes have already been claimed, what's left in the pot to pay out and whether sales are slow. Neosha Smith says lottery executive director Tom Shaheen determines which games to cancel. She says the department often adds new games as it closes off others. But new scratch-off games have not been announced. Prizes range from a $1 ticket for certain games to $250,000 for others. The state lottery is giving ticket holders of any of the 14 canceled games until the end of March to claim prizes.