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Byline: JOHN FRANK
FORT MILL-Every weekend Bruce Johnson drives down from North Carolina to test his luck on scratch-off tickets and number games at the Exxon Shop on Carowinds Boulevard.
Every time, he goes home $20 poorer. "My wife just won. ... I'll win eventually," says Johnson, a mechanical engineer from Charlotte.
But now he's wagering on something with better odds: a North Carolina lottery.
The Tar Heel state moved closer to launching its own lottery after a bill was passed in its state House last week. The North Carolina Senate and governor traditionally have favored the idea, and state officials said it could be implemented by …