New Jersey State Lottery To Pick Up Slack Of Economy
The state of New Jersey is in the same economic difficulty as most of the other states in America. They are feeling the effects of a slowed economy, and are facing a huge budget deficit.
The state government has turned to the same solution that has been exhibited by other states over the past few months. Increased gambling. They are asking the state lottery for help.
The state lottery will be asked to increase their sales, and try and make up for some of the economic downfalls. The problem that has been arising is the lottery is being played by poor people, instead of the upper class.
That could create a problem since the poor people are always the first ones hit in times of economic crisis. The state will have to do significant work if they are going to get people to spend more money on the lottery.
Already, the state lottery has the nation's ninth highest rate of spending per household. $769 a year is currently being spent per household, that equals $2.4 billion in annual sales. Still, the government feels that there is room for more sales.
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