Similar to the era of Prohibition, what if public outcry and government intervention outlawed the gambling industry, including all the state run lotteries.
Would you try to find another venue for your lottery fix? Perhaps look for, or even form your own numbers racket?
Do you think this would be a good moral step forward for our country, or see this as "Big Government" butting their nose where it didn't belong?
If you were not able to gamble anymore, how would you instead spend that discretionary money?