|PGRI Note: This story is interesting for the great ideas and insights it is generating from convenience store owners. First, there is the recognition that lottery ticket sales have a powerful residual impact on overall sales, i.e. lottery customers end up buying other products when they come in to buy lottery products. Second, convenience store owners are getting creative and resourceful at figuring out how to compete, how to cross-promote lottery with other products to drive store traffic. Insofar as it galvanizes action like that, a little “worry”, a little competition, would seem to be just what this industry needs.