The sad thing is the odds are so great you have a better chance of being struck by lightning 3 times in one hour while holding a skunk in one hand and drinking a Martini with the other one. On a Tuesday at high noon. LOL
While the federal and state income taxes are quite substantial, the administrative overhead involved with the multi-state lotteries is mind-blowing. When the lottery was implemented in NC, the lowest paid position on the lottery commission made over $90,000 per year. These people manufactured their own industry and continue to get richer.