Source:3189Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, Yaffa Fredrick, Allison Donahue
Affiliation:Grand Valley State University; Patriot-News/PennLive.com; World Policy Journal; Grand Valley State University
Few activities are more deeply ingrained into daily life than purchasing a lottery ticket. In November 2016, a group of journalists from Africa, Europe, the U.S., Australia and Latin America met to discuss undertaking an investigation into the the global lottery industry.We have carried out the project since then, bringing to light a series of unsavory elements of the industry that generated nearly $300 billion in revenue in 2014. Published in radio, online, print and television outlets, the project has had impact in four states in the U.S. as well as in South Africa.