This bill is so anti-freedom!!!!! I think if you want to make any kind of law with lotto and welfare assisted people, make them pay back the assistance they received. I also don't like the idea that welfare receivers are using our tax money to gamble. But even if they did try to teach people how to save and what-not it wouldn't do any good. People that want to gamble are going to gamble. If we as a society are going to give our poor people money as a gift, then we can't tell them what to do with it. I just have a problem with the whole idea of the government telling people what they can and can't spend money on.
This is another example of our elected representatives having nothing better to do than worry about what people might be doing with their money. Someone else posted that the lottery, in all its forms, is a "poor man's tax" which is absolutely true. But how is it right to allow people on any sort of public assistance to PLAY but then not allow them to COLLECT?
Here's an idea: How about if this representative, and his colleagues, spend time figuring out how to create jobs and ways to get people OFF the public dole, and then we would not have to worry about how those people spend their money?