by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
WRAL has the story (along with some spin),
Six months after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered his Fayetteville hair salon, Jeffrey Yi said a lottery jackpot will help him reopen it.
Yi won nearly $1.25 million in last Thursday’s Cash 5 drawing. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $882,923.
“My business was shut down because of coronavirus, and I lost a lot of money,” Yi said in a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. “I couldn’t pay the rent or the employees. This is a chance to reopen again. Thanks to the lucky Cash 5, I can try and make my business open again. I’m so happy.”
No, the coronavirus pandemic did not shutter Jeffrey Yi’s hair salon. Gov. Cooper did.