What if every receipt could win you some extra dough?
Some New Haven residents who united over keeping taxes under control think offering a chance for money and prizes on sales receipts will stimulate the economy and ensure that purchases are being recorded.
“We have all seen or suspected instances where sales were not being recorded,” Kerekes said in a news release. If the state sold the register tape to all stores in Connecticut with lotto numbers pre-printed on them, consumers would demand receipts with each purchase, he said.
Here’s how it would work: retailers and restaurants would but register receipt paper rolls with pre-printed lotto numbers on them from the state. The state would hold drawings and offer cash or other prizes for people with winning numbers and the store would get a percent of the winning ticket.