The lottery will lose its revenue stream in Illinois or any other state that won’t pay out. A dream is only as good to the person who can convince their mind that there is a possibility of reaching that dream … one day. If the people who won their dream gets that dream shattered by government, others with similar dreams will not trust that they to, can reach their dreams.
The lottery does not have a business plan for the investors … i.e., the players. The lottery is supposed to be able to pay out the jackpots because so many more millions of dollars are taken in. If the government which by the way, has a much bigger budget than the lottery steps in and says, “We need to take your bread because we are special and want to fatten our bellies”; citizens with dreams will no longer have hope. If the investors in the lottery no longer believe that their dreams of winning the lottery will pay out one day, they will search for another way to have a dream. The lottery will no longer be that one chance of reaching the dream. The lottery is a mind game, not a business plan. If the game board is broken by power hungry, wealth stealing government, people will search for another game. ~b