CLEVELAND, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers in many states are spending less on lottery tickets, a sign there is less pocket change to use for gambling, a national lottery spokesman said.
"The economy probably has affected lottery sales the way its affected all discretionary spending," David Gale of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries told USA Today.
In California, lottery ticket sales fell 5 percent in 2008. Quarterly sales for Indiana's Hoosier Lottery fell 10 percent compared to a year ago, while sales in Iowa have fallen 4 percent over the last three quarters due to "a double whammy" of rising unemployment and floods, spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said....
Welllllllllll DUH!! I have written letters to NC residents here when we blindsided by a late night lottery vote that state after state starts out liking the lottery but soon the schools, or whatever "promise" the lottery shillers used, were actually losing money because they lose the % of lottery money & also lose legislative support because, "now they are getting funds from lottery backing"! Yeah, right. everyone loses on this sham!
With all this unparalleled evil going around in these, the last days of the last days - sodomy, cps, drunkenness, dope, fornication, planned murderhood pasing out birth control pills and giving murders, radical feminists, bankers, adultery - gambling does not get it's just due. But gambling is an abomination, just as the rest of the abominations. One of the vilest evils about the lottery is that it depends upon the impoverishment of others in order to better the gambler. Woe unto him that stablisheth a city by iniquity. - Habakkuk 2:15 Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. - Proverbs 14:34