How it works
This is how the lottery works, all purchase prices of cards/tickets is colectted, then only a portion of it is given back to the players as prizes, generally since they are run by the government, and the governments use the profits for funding of government programs, they set the amoutn of money they return as prizes VERY LOW making it the worst bet you can make. The retun percentage on lotteries is usually around only 50%
Since generally only the desperate and foolish play the lottery It effectively taxes the poor, and uneducated to keep societies inner working flowing smoothly.
On the plus side, a few lucky people will be come millionairs, its probibly not a good thing since being foolish people that they are, they will put the millions of dollars toward sportscars and things that really dont BETTER the world aroudn them.