In South Carolina, approximately 17 percent of residents play the lottery on a regular basis, while about 13 percent do so at least weekly. The remaining players play the lottery one to three times per month, or less frequently. High-school-educated men in the middle class are the most frequent players. This article examines how lottery players spend their money. You may be surprised to learn that African-Americans, and especially minorities, are among the most avid players.
Per capita spending on lottery tickets
While the percentage of people who spend money on Togel SDY tickets is surprisingly low, the fact remains that Americans spend more on impulse purchases than they do on lottery tickets. According to a recent Ladder poll, the average American spends $109 per month on impulse purchases. The percentage is significantly higher than the national average. However, the percentages are not all that surprising. Despite the hefty price tags, lottery ticket sales have been booming in recent years.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over half of American residents play state lotteries. These lotteries alone made $71 billion in 2017 alone. According to the same study, the average American spends $86 per month on lottery tickets, which includes scratch-off cards purchased from vending machines and entries in mega-lotteries like the Powerball. It’s hard to imagine anyone in America not playing the lottery at some point.
Per capita spending on lottery tickets by African-Americans
In a recent study, researchers found that more than half of African-Americans spend money on lottery tickets than whites. African-Americans are also more likely to gamble on lottery games than whites. Moreover, their mean number of days gambled on lottery games was higher than whites. In addition, the vast majority of lottery tickets are sold in low-income neighborhoods. The study concluded that the high proportion of lottery players is due to state lotteries, not racism.
According to the CNS analysis, the lottery revenue by ZIP code was higher in predominantly black neighborhoods than in predominantly white and Latino areas. The 60619 ZIP code alone ranked seventh for per capita spending on lottery tickets, while the 60628 ZIP code was ranked 12th overall. The majority-black area, meanwhile, was the second-highest lottery ticket seller in the state. Its residents spend a higher proportion of their income on lottery tickets than white and Latino communities.