More lottery tickets bought in low-income neighborhoods

Number 15378
Subject Lotteries
Source American-Statesmen (Austin
Year 1993
Publication Date November 28, 1993
Summary Far more lottery tickets are sold in low and middle income neighborhoods than in high-income areas, according to a computer-assisted study by the Austin American-Statesman. The American-Statesman finds that since the Texas lottery began in 1992, sales averaged 491 tickets per household in the poorest third of the state by 366 in per household in the richest third.
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