While I do plan on winning eventually, and I find the "not to be played for investment purposes" disclaimer hilarious, does anyone really think that basing a state economy on gambling is a good way to go?
Ok, so it works for Nevada. And Oregon is seriously lacking a proper venue for the Wayne Newton's and Celine Dion's of the world. And we definitely need more neon.
The Big O notes that we spend $310 per person per year on gambling. I suppose feeding a machine with blinking lights is way more fun than feeding the state coffers directly. Why not take a realistic look at the chances of winning and call it what it is: a stupidity tax.