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Resource ID: #30194
Subject: Lottery
Source: Numerous students (see contest entry)
Affiliation: Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Boston University Department of Journalism
Date: 2022-07-01



In the popular imagination, the lottery is a harmless amusement in which people spend a few dollars on a Powerball ticket when the jackpot gets big.

Data journalists and reporters from the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland and from Boston University found this is not the reality.

Increasingly powered by multinational corporations, state lotteries have become the engine of a multibillion-dollar wealth transfer that relies on spending by less-educated and less-wealthy Black and Hispanic Americans.

2022 IRE Award Finalist, Student Work > Large

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