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Barack Obama Doesn't Want You To Win 540 Million Dollars

In 2000 as a panelist on Chicago Tonight then State Senator Barack Obama came out against the lottery saying the state "systemically targets lower income persons as a way of raising revenue" and that it functioned as a regressive tax on the poor. He's right, it's a tax on the poor, the stupid and you.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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