10 thoughts on “Mega Loser”

  1. Back in the day when I was teaching, there was a group of about twenty teachers who would each chip in $10.00 a week for tickets. Of the 200 tickets, we would be lucky to win a few dollars, if anything. We never won more than $5.00, and that’s why I quit trying…

  2. When the Ohio Lottery was started in 1974, the way they got the voters to authorize it was to promise that all lottery proceeds would go toward funding education. It sounded like it would be a windfall added to the state’s struggling education budget. What they didn’t tell us was that the state would reduce spending on education by that same amount. State spending on education dropped from 42% of its total budget in 1973 to 29% in 1994. They just took what was formerly money earmarked for education, and frittered it away elsewhere, mainly into the wonderfully vague “general fund”. Then they spend heavily on ads urging us to buy more tickets.

    I’m proud that I’ve never purchased an Ohio Lottery ticket.

      • Yup, same thing here. The old bait and switch…Even worse is that the University system has kept raising tuition costs every year…

        • Yep. The schools here are funded by property taxes, so the voters, tired of higher and higher taxes, keep voting the school levies down, causing more and more layoffs. So even though Ohio Lottery sales are up (tickets bought by those same voters LOL) none of that money gets to the schools, and the troubles just keep snowballing.
          But boy that “general fund” never seems to be hurting…

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