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A documentary film series exposing the truth behind state lotteries

Episode 5:

The Lottery: A Tax on the Poor?

For many Americans working minimum wage jobs, the only way they can see to get ahead is to play the lottery.  Since lotteries overwhelmingly impact those who can least afford it, they are often called a "regressive tax," or in more common terms, "a poor tax."

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Adam Carolla - Comedian, Actor

Bryce Covert - Journalist

Ross Rubenstein - Professor, Syracuse University

Michael Medved - Author, Radio Host

Taylor Branch - Historian

Matthew Vaz - Professor, CCNY

Les Bernal - Executive Director, Stop Predatory Gambling

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