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Money made by the lottery

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The answer to this question is straightforward. When people buy lottery tickets, they pay a certain amount of money. The lottery draws the attention of many people. So the amount of entries which they get sometimes yields more money than the prize distribution to the winners. Plus in some states, there are public funds too in which the money is raised.

Countries like the US and UK spend money on gambling and lottery more than any other country. Some people also pay more money to have a higher chance to win the lottery. The desperation of the people somehow becomes the reason behind the money lottery makes.

Where does all the money go?

Now the question which arises is that if the money generated is more than the winner’s prize, where does the extra money go?

Money is distributed among the winners in many forms: jackpots, small prizes, and many more. The rest of the money is given to the companies which were selling the tickets, and the leftovers are given to the committee which handled the lottery, which includes staff and the people who pick the numbers.

It is exciting to know that people manage to find out who will be picking the numbers and start giving him money to have a greater chance to win the lottery. This is mostly done by people who read lottery books and buy a ticket.

Benefits of Lottery

Gambling and lottery is not always a bad thing to do. Some people might do it to pass their time as well. Not all people have the aim to win the lottery. Some people like to contribute to the revenue. Also, that’s the reason why they participate.

Some many states and companies utilize the money in a better way. Some states take care of the environment with the money left after giving to winners and all others. Some states make the housing facilities cheaper than usual for the people with the lottery funds. Some states sell lottery books to have more entries and then with the money they can preserve and take care of the historic buildings and monuments. Some states even give scholarships to students for future studies.


With these things, it is clear that people buying lottery sometimes can educate a child, take care of the environment and the historical monuments as well. These are the reasons why the lottery makes money and runs it’s business successfully. People have a helping nature, so they keep on buying lottery tickets to contribute to the excellent work of the States. Of Course, some people use lottery books in the hopes of winning the lottery, but there are some genuine ones too who want to contribute.

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