“An Indianapolis Star review of the Hoosier Lottery has found that while lower-income players disproportionately fund the lottery, the state transfers lottery profits disproportionately to the wealthiest counties.” Read the Indy Star story here.
The inequity, according to the story, is “caused by the formula used by the state. Lottery profits in Indiana are not returned to counties on a per-capita basis or based on where tickets are purchased.
Instead, the bulk of the money is returned to local government based on the assessed value of motor vehicles in the county. In other words, the more valuable the cars, boats and RVs in your county, the more money you receive.”
So what do you think about poorer counties getting less of the lotto proceeds?