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The effects of the Tennessee lottery are about more than just money for your state This lottery could affect taxes education increase ticket sale through other state residents and reduce business for non-ticket venders around the state With the on going crisis of trying to find a solution to Tennessees educational system the state has voted to use the lotteries profits instead of an increase in taxes Scholarships and grants are the main purpose for the lottery and proceeds will go towards thousands of high school graduates that meet the standards of the lottery scholarship program That is graduating high-school seniors must have a 30 grade point average or score a 19 on the ACT in order to receive up to 3000 in scholarship funds per academic yearGerlock 1 Most immediately the Lottery is charged with raising at least 88 million by July 1 in order to fund scholarships for an estimated 65000 students expected to attend Tennessee colleges and universities next fall Nashville 1 Any additional money raised will go to pre-K programs and funding construction of new elementary middle and high schools Franacell 14 A smaller percentage of money will go towards transportation prison construction and economic development There are also several obstacles that the lottery will have to overcome if they want to keep most of the people happy gambling addictions is one obstacle Likely the poor citizens will be addicted to the lottery more so than the higher income citizens Poor citizens will try to strike it rich or win enough to pay the bills This will affect not only them but their families as well In many cases money spent on lottery tickets can be a loss of food or other necessary items for the family Wealthy people also realize that a lottery requires them to pay
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