Coming Soon to Lotto Tickets: Ads?



New York State lottery tickets may soon carry advertising, thanks to a bill passed in the state senate, the Bensonhurst Bean reports. The legislation, pushed by Brooklyn-Staten Island State Senator Diane Savino, is intended to raise revenues to support education without having to raise taxes. “In April, New York participated in a record $654 million Power Ball lottery,” Savino told the Staten Island Advance. “Lotto officials estimated 137 million tickets were sold in New York state alone. Imagine if all those tickets had advertisements on them that could have raised revenue for New York state—that is less money we need from your pocket in taxes to run schools and colleges throughout New York.” Legislation now needs to pass the State Assembly.

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