Lottery = a tax on the willing.
At least that's the way Thomas Jefferson saw it.
We must protect the ignorant from themselves!
I make good money selling lottery games (including Keno) in my bar. I don't play 'em, but I sure am glad a lot of other people do! Most of the players are hardworking folks who like to dream about winning a truckload of money.
It's entertainment, pure and simple.