Dependable Erection

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Didn't see that coming, again

Ticket sales for the North Carolina lottery's first fiscal year fell well short of expectations, generating about $110 million less in education funds than legislators had projected.

Expect to see marginally higher prizes for the scratch-off games, significantly more advertising, especially billboards in lower income communities, and lots of head scratching as the legislature tries to figure out how to make up the shortfall.

There's a problem with trying to raise money from poor people. I'll bet some of you can figure out what it is.




  • NC Lottery - the perfect ad partner for those bus shelters we're lacking!

    By Blogger toastie, at 3:58 PM  

  • i liked the lottery better when it was called the numbers racket and run by the mob.

    at least you didn't have the bullshit social justification of "the money is going to the schools."

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 4:44 PM  

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