EconoMeter: Does the Lottery Have any Economic Benefit?

U-T San Diego -- Q: Do lotteries have any economic benefit? (Did you play the Mega Millions?!)

Alan Gin, University of San Diego
Answer: No 

They do raise money for certain causes, e.g., education in California, and the winners obviously benefit greatly. (Full story)

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