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In Nevada County, purchases of tickets in the Arkansas Lottery in fiscal 2011 amounted to $391.72 per person, more than double the state percapita figure of $159.38.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 08/14/2011

Print Headline: Poorer counties top lottery lists

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Archived Comments

  • calclift05131947
    August 14, 2011 at 7:05 a.m.

    Arkansas tax on the poor seems to be working, just as planed.

  • wolfman
    August 14, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

    It's a choice...just like buying alcohol...smoking cigs. It drives me crazy seeing people at the store pay for food with food stamps..then turn around and buy cigs. If you can afford cigs u can afford to pay for your own food.

  • JIGGS65
    August 14, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.

    wolfman is 100% right on. I get angry whenever I see this happening in the stores--pay for foood with food stamps, then lay down the cash for cigarettes. Pay for your own food and get off the public dole!!!!

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