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A modest proposal for a more modest Lottery payout

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A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Lotto, grand old lady of the New York lottery business, is in trouble. Her take this year is around $44 million, a third of what it was only eight years ago. Not to worry. Overall, the lottery business is golden. Scratch-off games and Powerball are raking in the chips. What’s their secret? Two simple phrases: bigger jackpots and faster action. Lotto, on the other hand. Well... a ...

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