If you are getting your income from public funds, I don’t think you should be allowed to buy lottery in the first place. However, if you do win, I think you should repay whatever funds you took from the public and spit the rest 50/50 with the public. Thoughts?
If you had to pay the money back + 50% of the remainder, it would be a disincentive to buying lottery in the first place.
dcjohn: Welfare is social engineering in the first place.
To all who keep making analogies to rich people: Rich people earn their own money.
If you ask for financial handouts based on the premise that you are so destitute that you can not make ends meet, the fact that you are playing lottery proves you are recieving the aid under false pretenses. In that case they should have to pay it back.