- Ginger Sarmento
- San Diego, CA
- United States
Consultant, Efficiently Organized
State Lottery Reform
Distributing the Lottery winnings more responsibly and more efficiently would lift a lot more people out of poverty and struggle, while significantly reducing the state's administrative costs by having fewer payouts. Offering more substantial winnings and less "silly" winnings will cause more people to enter the game. Let's face it...NOBODY needs $200 million...this just encourages GREED, SELFISHNESS, and EXCLUSIVITY.
Instead of offering winnings of $50 million and $200 million to one winner, why not make the maximum winnings per person ONE Million Dollars, with smaller prizes starting from $1,000 ... $5,000 ... $10,000 ... $50,000 ... $100,00 with One Million being the MAXIMUM win per person.
Winnings of $2, $5, $10, etc. are ridiculous. People would be more likely to buy tickets when they actually know of people who have had a "significant" winning.
Almost anyone would be very happy to win ONE million dollars, but more importantly, this would result in making 15 new millionaires each week...some weeks even 200 new millionaires...thus helping to improve the Economy.