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The Official State Lottery Mobile App is free to download and supports all major games. It allows you to view your ticket serial number and receive email confirmation of your purchase.
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Super-sized jackpots drive lottery sales. The more often that they grow, the more publicity they generate, enticing people to buy more tickets and increase their odds of winning. That, in turn, raises money for public programs.
As a result, state governments have been getting in on the action, even when they should be taking a stand against it. And they’re doing it in ways that take advantage of communities that are disproportionately Black or poor.
A nationwide investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism found that the majority of state lottery retailers are located in low-income communities. In some states, these retailers exist primarily in Black and Latino neighborhoods.
The investigation also discovered that state lotteries often sell tickets at higher rates to lower-income communities than upper-income ones. It’s a regressive practice that researchers say transfers wealth out of these communities, where it would be more valuable for them.