The Benefits of Lottery


Lottery is a process of awarding prizes to randomly selected participants in exchange for a fee. These prize funds can be used for a wide range of social welfare activities, including building gratitude houses; cultural, sports and economic infrastructure constructions; and even urban transport improvements.

While lottery advocates argue that its main appeal is its ability to raise money without taxing the general population, critics point to a number of shortcomings. These include the potential for compulsive gambling behaviour and its regressive impact on lower-income groups. They also note that state lotteries are highly politicized: they provide revenue for convenience store operators, suppliers and their workers; teachers in states where lottery revenues are earmarked for education; and state legislators, who quickly develop an appetite for the new source of money.

Some people think that playing the lottery is a waste of time and doesn’t bring any benefits to society and country. However, the fact is that 70% of the revenue from lottery is invested in education-training; health; and social welfare works like rural transportation, building gratitude houses and economic, sports and tourism constructions. The rest is for the profits for the lottery promoters and other expenses. Therefore, it’s a good investment for the city and its citizens. The more the tickets are sold, the better the city will be. Besides, it will help in bringing more foreign investments and create employment opportunities. For example, if a team with the worst record wins the lottery, it can get a top-four draft pick in subsequent years.