Dylan Stableford on Maine’s new name for scratch-off lottery tickets, Kwikies.
That’s going to be real uncomfortable for my girls behind the register to have guys come in and say, ‘Hey, give me a Kwikie,’” David Welch, owner of Village Market in Fairfield, Me., told the Bangor Daily News after receiving a letter from the Maine State Lottery informing him of the plan.
The newspaper interviewed a cashier who said he tested the new name by asking customers if they would like a Kwikie.
“I tried that on a couple of women,” Tom Borden, a cashier at Fox Brook Variety in Dover-Foxcroft, said. “It didn’t go over very well.“
State lottery officials say the name has nothing to do with sex. It’s supposed to be quick, easy, and fun. You know, just like a quickie.