Duane Bouligny holds up Powerball tickets he purchased at Moza Easy Shop in San Francisco, Jan. 13. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing was at least $1.5 billion, the largest lottery jackpot in the world. (Jeff Chiu, The Associated Press)
I have long believed that government-sponsored lotteries are the most regressive form of taxation. I don’t think rich folks buy lottery tickets; they’re already wealthy.
We know that winning the Powerball jackpot is practically impossible. Powerball participants — don’t be suckers. Instead of wasting your money on lottery tickets, give it to a worthy charity.
David J. Baker, Colorado Springs
This letter was published in the Jan. 16 edition.
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