But not in the way the lottery was sold to the public. We were told this money would go to the school system (which it does) but that allows the government to reduce the same amount of money from their budget.
Just to use simple numbers, lets say the schools were to receive $100 dollars. The lottery gives $40 towards the schools so you would think the schools would now get $140 but the government then takes $40 away from what they were going to give and piss it away elsewhere. Then they can spout off how much money the schools are receiving from lottery money. In the meantime, the school still receives $100.
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