The Moral and Economic Poverty of the Lottery The allure of life changing money!

January 19, 2016
by Jordan Ballor

The nationwide furor has died down a bit after the $1.586 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was split three ways last Wednesday. This week’s $50 million jackpot may seem rather paltry after the record-setting prize, but the allure of life-changing money will continue to attract players from around the country. While lottery commissions promote their schemes as good for the public as well as the individual players, lotteries are actually mechanisms to impoverish, both morally and economically, the populace. Far from a force for good, lotteries are a danger to society. Read the entire article here