Lottery ticket buyers are clogging the line

To the editor:

I go into the store and someone in front of me has won $10 or $20 on lottery tickets. They take 10 to 15 minutes to buy new ones. I am buying a bottle of milk and I need to get going! God forbid, they win again!

Shouldn't paying customers take precedent? Designate someone for tickets only and let a guaranteed customer spend money. Don't make them wait for someone chasing their dreams — or fantasies.

David Shape, Pittsfield