So, why do we have Lotteries. Money, to make money, there really is no other reason for Government to be in the business but to get extra revenues, they say in BC that money made is for all the good things like hospitals, Sports Equipment for schools, charities etc, but in fact only one dollar in a hundred spend on lottery tickets actually gets spent on causes which are chosen by the Lottery Commission, and it seems that commission is now going to spend those revenues on expansion. They may have good intentions, like raising more to fund projects addressing global warming, one dollar to repair every hundred dollars of damage done, when will they ever learn, the easiest mess to clean up is the one you do not make.
And is the real value of a ticket? Nothing. Just turns assets, resources, into a liability, garbage, and in the process picks the pockets of poor people and fills the pockets of legalized organized crime. Good to be on the right side of the law.
How do we stop this giant footprint? STOP BUYING ONE LOTTERY TICKET AND GET ON EVERY BODYS CASE THAT DOES. End the insanity, save the world. Dig in.