|Posted: September 14, 2007, 8:42 pm - IP Logged|
I’ve got a Gallup poll (done by them on their own and not a hire by any lottery or any church group) that says that the average lottery player is slightly more educated and has a slightly higher income than the average American – mostly that the lottery is played by pretty much everyone (except that the very poor and the very rich play in lower numbers for entirely different reasons).
Sadly, the myth continues. There is going to be a CBS news report out next week (planned for Monday evening) that repeats the myth that the poor play the lottery – apparently based on sales in certain zip codes (where do you buy your lottery ticket?). Imagine that. Lottery tickets are sold in those poor areas where they have gas stations and such – probably lots of apartment buildings too. It turns out that the poor buy most of the gas and groceries too (based on zip code sales).