THE PROCEEDS OF LOTTERIES ONLY BENEFIT THE ALREADY RICH. I WAS SHOCKED TO READ THAT the profits lotteries make only benefit the rich. the education subsidies, grants go toward rich students. There is very little mony reserved for poor areas. And most buyers of lottery tickets are the poor. Some win, and next be poor again, as they borrow against the coming checks, paying 13% interest (?). I will research this, and ask you all to post more research about this harrowing fact. The poors are betrayed and robbed at every turn.