An article caught my eye as Pennsylvania’s new governor has floated another idea for a new tax. He’d like to tax lottery winnings. The Feds already tax the winnings, but apparently the state wants their piece also. This is not an anti-tax post, but part of the newspaper article stunned me (see photograph).
Here we have a 40-something woman who claims to purchase $300.00 worth of lottery tickets every week. Okay let me repeat that…she spends $3oo every freaking week to buy a chance to win big bucks and she seems to be driven by the fact that she won $2,500 a few years ago. So she spends over $15,000 a year to win $2,500 every couple of years. My God do we need to teach economics in our schools though it’s obviously far too late for this lady.