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In the seventeenth century, lotteries spread throughout Europe and into the American colonies. The profits were used to fund both private and public projects, including churches, libraries, canals, roads, and colleges. They also helped the colonists finance their local militias and their war against the French and Indians.
But Cohen argues that the modern lottery’s success “came at precisely the wrong moment.” In the nineteen-sixties, a national obsession with big winnings converged with a crisis in state funding. As population and inflation soared, pensions, jobs, and health-care costs skyrocketed, many states struggled to balance their budgets without raising taxes or cutting services. And the booming economy made it harder for most Americans to realize our long-standing national promise that hard work would make them richer than their parents.
As a result, lottery commissions began promoting games with huge jackpots, whose size attracted news headlines and generated buzz. To boost sales, they raised the odds of winning by adding more numbers to the mix (for example, six out of fifty instead of five out of thirty). The problem is that the higher the odds of winning, the less likely people are to play.