As economy falls, lottery sales rise

Even in these tough economic times, many people are feeling lucky. More than half of all states with lotteries have reported rising sales over the past six months, and some researchers say financial insecurity ... Full Story
noname

Slatington, PA

#1 Jan 12, 2009
Nothing like a tax on the stupid to fund the government's coffers.
marie

Emmaus, PA

#2 Jan 12, 2009
Spending $100.00 a week is crazy. This man can't be hurting too much if he can blow that kind of money.
Resident

Allentown, PA

#3 Jan 12, 2009
If the lottery were not such a big money maker for the state, they wouldn't have it.
Jacobson

Ambler, PA

#4 Jan 12, 2009
I thought the economy was almost at the depression stage. It can't be as there is still plenty of money around for people to waste on the lottery which is a losing cause to begin with so things are really not as bad as they say it is economically. If I was down and out and didn't have enough money to pay for food or energy, I certainly wouldn't spend what little I had on the lottery. There is something wrong with this picture.???
Roadkill

North Wales, PA

#5 Jan 12, 2009
Ok. So it appears that people are aware that there is such a thing as a Pennsylvania state lottery. Can we now stop wasting money on the constant advertisements with that stupid groundhog?!?!? The money raised by the lottery was supposed to fund programs for education or seniors, not to promote the lottery itself.
Really stupid

Allentown, PA

#6 Jan 12, 2009
Resident wrote:
If the lottery were not such a big money maker for the state, they wouldn't have it.
Really?

So everything the govt does makes money for them?

Care to rethink your post?
Staberdearth

Allentown, PA

#7 Jan 12, 2009
I sure hope that this is not surprising anyone! Duh! Nothing like reporting the painfully obvious.
Scarletts Plantation

Lehighton, PA

#8 Jan 12, 2009
Roadkill wrote:
Ok. So it appears that people are aware that there is such a thing as a Pennsylvania state lottery. Can we now stop wasting money on the constant advertisements with that stupid groundhog?!?!? The money raised by the lottery was supposed to fund programs for education or seniors, not to promote the lottery itself.
That freaking groundhog is everywhere and on a commercial for every known holiday, even St. Patrick's day for God sakes. These seniors spend all of their money and are constantly at the casinos ching chinging, oh my aching back and I have fallen and I can't get up, please. When that weekly casino bus comes it's like the fountain of youth and they trample you to get to the machines or try dropping a quarter at the casino, then see what happens, they all nose dive for it.

“God Bless You!”

Since: Nov 08

Nazareth

#9 Jan 12, 2009
If that person can spend $100/week for the lottery then they probably don't deserve to win. That's crazy to spend that kind of money. If they don't know what to do with it....I'll take it!
Brian

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 12, 2009
What an idiot!$100.00 a week on lottery?? Whil eit is true, you cant win if you dont play,$100 a week is f-ing ridiculous!
Resident

Allentown, PA

#11 Jan 12, 2009
Nope.
Really stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?
So everything the govt does makes money for them?
Care to rethink your post?

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