Bill Graham wants to create a trust fund for the state lottery.
At a debate this morning before the N.C. School Boards Association's annual meeting, the Salisbury attorney said that he was not "a wild fan" of the lottery beforehand, but he still wants to use the money.
"We're the dog that caught the car on the lottery," he said.
Graham said he would create what he called "a Children's Education Trust" to disburse lottery proceeds in the future.
He said a portion of the revenue would go back to local school boards to spend "wherever you need to spend them."