SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Baekryeong Island, South Korea’s northernmost island, has opened a lotto ticket shop for the first time. Nanum Lotto, the nation’s exclusive lottery operator, announced that the first lotto seller began operating on February 3. Due to its geological characteristics and security issues, the island has been alienated from services and amenities which can be found easily on the mainland.
With the opening of the store, residents of the island can avoid the inconvenience of sailing four hours to purchase lottery tickets in Incheon. A resident said, “Formerly, I had to ask someone who went to the mainland to buy tickets. Now, the lotto seller can offer a small bit of entertainment for the residents.”
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