Lotteries Profit, but Do Students?
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 6:48AM
Randy in budget, education, lottery, money, politics, relative, scale, spending

Interactive graphic, from the NYTimes:

Lotteries in 42 states and the District of Columbia rake in billions of dollars, but much of the cash from ticket sales gets channeled back into prizes and lottery administration. States earmark the profits for programs like education, but the lottery dollars contribute only a small percentage of the total education funding.

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