Harris Teeter Donates $4,000 Lottery Incentive to Local Schools

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Primrose School of West Cary, Highcroft Drive Elementary, Green Hope High School, Turner Creek Elementary School Each to Receive $1,000

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Together in Education

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: High House Crossing
Harris Teeter
2741 NC Highway 55 W
Cary, N.C. 27519

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Friday, March 21, 2014, Harris Teeter Store Manager Mark Gray will present four local schools each with a $1,000 in support of their commitment to excellence in education. The donation is made possible by the North Carolina Education Lottery and is in addition to the dollars the schools receive from Harris Teeter Together in Education, which is Company’s fundraising program for schools in its communities.

The schools receiving the donation are: Primrose School of West Cary, Highcroft Drive Elementary, Green Hope High School and Turner Creek Elementary School.

Harris Teeter Together in Education, similar to the North Carolina Education Lottery, raises money for education initiatives to boost returns for education throughout North Carolina. The North Carolina Education Lottery provides incentive payments to retailers who sell winning jackpot tickets in the Carolina Cash 5 game. Harris Teeter has chosen to donate its incentive awards to local schools.

“Harris Teeter is proud to reinforce its commitment to education by donating its incentive payment to these schools,” said Danna Jones, communication specialist for Harris Teeter.

“We are always excited by this opportunity as it gives us the opportunity to continue to show our commitment to the community and schools by donating the money back to one of our Together in Education partners,” added Jones.

Harris Teeter rolled out lottery ticket sales in its North Carolina stores starting in fall 2010 after successful implementation at five initial locations. In addition to the funds raised for education, the new technology provided by the North Carolina Education Lottery machines led the company to move forward and make the service available to its shoppers. The machines will not accept money or dispense tickets until the buyer scans a driver’s license or state-issued identification card to verify appropriate age to purchase a lottery ticket.

Since March 2006, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $3.19 billion for education programs in the state. Harris Teeter’s High House Crossing store in Cary, N.C. received the $4,000 incentive payment for selling the winning ticket for the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot in February 2014. Carolina Cash 5 is played only in North Carolina, and drawings are held every night at 11:22 p.m. Tickets cost $1.

To learn more about the North Carolina Education Lottery and Harris Teeter, visit http://www.nc-educationlottery.org and http://www.harristeeter.com.

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