The Lottery

, what are the results? This is a question often ignored
today. In a world of get rich quick and something for nothing
seems to fit right in. Is it to good to be true. It promises better
schooling for children and lower taxes for the average worker. It is
toasted as the answers to all of a state’s problems.
A lottery is a game in which no skill only luck is at work despite
the fact that many lottery officials imply such. Many other interesting
facts have been uncovered by Duke University professors Charles Clotfelter
and Philip Cook. This are all related to lottery advertising and are all
misleading and some a just lies. Many times the odds of winning are
camouflaged to promote ticket ...

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to be struck by lighting than to win the
lottery.(Issues of Gambling) The odds always sound better on television.
That’s because state lotteries are exempt from Federal Trade Commission
truth-in-advertising standards.(Reno 1) This means that state lotteries
are allowed to advertise whatever they want without fear of prosecution. So
if any one ever wished to pursue action against the lottery they would
have to take their case through a civil court which would require using
their own money and they themselves would be tied up in courts for years.
Most people do not have the money or the time to pursue justice in the case
of false lottery claims.

How are state lotteries falsifying odds and misleading those who
participate. In Ronald Reno’s article he quote The New Republic as saying “
Take a current Washington D.C. lottery ad campaign for D.C. Daily Million.
The slogan is “A Million a Day—Just Play.” D.C. Daily Millions would be
more accurately titled D.C. Daily Thousands: no one ...

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repeat customers. This is important due to
rising competition between state lotteries. As of now thirty-seven states
have lotteries and Alabama is attempting to get one. Already over half the
country has purchased a lottery ticket and twenty-five percent are in a
weekly habit of doing so.(Issues of Gambling)

How can they play so well on the emotions of the poor. With
billboards that describe going from the crime ridden urban areas to a life
on easy street. This is the worst kind of fraud because it plays a poor
persons weakness for a better life and how fast they want to get there.
Many billboards for lotteries are placed in the worst areas with signs
reading “This could be your ...

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