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Now that the Texas State Lottery has been in existence for some time we are better able to understand if the Lottery is having a positive or negative effect on our state Should we continue the Texas State Lottery or discontinue it I believe we dont need the Texas Lottery and we should end it First of all should not continue the Lottery because gambling leads to addiction and abuse Once you start playing the Lottery you could get lucky If you were lucky that could give you the tendency to buy more tickets because you won last time Winning becomes a high which must be sought after again and again The Lottery addict begins to spend more and more of his money on his addiction This growing addiction can become abusive not only to the addict but also to his family and friends He might lose his job his marriage and even his place to live He might even get so into debt that he ends up in prison or subject to physical violence Also the Lottery should be discontinued because it fosters false hopes The odds of winning are extremely small In fact I have heard that one has a greater chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the Lottery Too many people look to the Lottery some to the point of depending on it to solve their problems They are having trouble paying rent or their car is old and breaking down or maybe they hate their low-paying job They imagine that if they win the Lottery all their troubles will be over In particular people who have low incomes will tend to buy more Lottery tickets in hopes of the Lottery solving all their financial worries I have seen one man who I know is a day laborer who must not make that much money purchase 100 worth of Lottery tickets These hopes
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