The tax on people who are bad at math

Americans spent $1.5 billion on lottery tickets just for this one. 25% of that, $375 million, pays for government services. 44 states participate, so on average, my state received $8.5 million. With a population of 6.8 million, I receive $1.25 in government services for free. Even better, Americans spend $56 billion on lottery tickets every year, or 37 times as much, so I receive an estimated $46.25 in government services every year without spending a penny. That’s $231.25 for my family each year. Thank you lottery players, keep it up!

2 thoughts on “The tax on people who are bad at math”

  1. Hey, I’m an entrepreneur looking for some advice. My husband (a UI designer) and his friend (a wicked-smart programmer) and I were hoping to make a site similar to recipezaar, but geared toward the food allergy community. I didn’t know of another way to contact you, but I would be interested in your input.

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    1. If you have a specific question, I’d be happy to try to answer it. Other than that, I just encourage you to do it, work hard, stay optimistic, etc. Good luck!

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