I don’t always agree with John Oliver, but when he’s right, he’s right.  In this video he exposes everything you’ve never wanted to know about the lottery as a state run entity nation wide.  It’s actually horrible to have state governments openly lying about what the lottery funds, and how harmless it is.  Warning: language!!!

One of the best quotes from the video:

“$68 Billion!  That’s more than Americans spent last year on movie tickets, music, porn, the NFL, Major League Baseball and video games combined.  Which means Americans spent more on the lottery than they spent on America.”