By Chandler Walker
Alabama Political Reporter
The following article is part of APR’s on-going series on gaming and the lottery:
Lotteries have been staples in certain states’ economies since the early 1960s, when gambling became a more legalized practice. The sale of lottery tickets has been able to provide ample revenue across the country, which is normally divided between general state funds and education, with education being one of the more popular departments to receive funds. Lotteries have been able to take the place of increased taxation while allowing the general population to partake in contributing to the government with a recreational approach.