Good Causes for Investing in Lottery Systems
The history of the lottery is as long as the history of mankind itself. It goes back to the earliest recorded instances of lottery being employed to fund a large government project. For example, during the Han Dynasty, sometime between 206 and 185 BC, they used the lottery as a way to fund the building of the Great Wall of China. In fact, many of the people in the area still play the game today. Other examples of lottery development include the introduction of the lottery system in England in the 17th century, the lottery systems adopted in several Asian countries (including India), the lottery systems adopted in some Middle Eastern countries like Morocco and Dubai, and the lottery systems adopted in some Northern African countries. Although the lottery has been around for a long time, its development and use throughout the world show that it has staying power, particularly in places where traditional gambling and lottery industries are forbidden.
Some of the good causes for supporting a lottery system range from the desire to make money to the desire to promote the public welfare or charity. This can be seen in both international and local examples. For example, the State of Utah recognizes that lottery revenues generated by the state’s “Lotto Max” lottery program will help support a wide range of public programs, ranging from scholarships for low-income students to medical care for people with HIV/AIDS. Similarly, in the UK, lottery enthusiasts have been known to contribute towards charities like the Prince’s Trust and the Princess Diana Memorial Fund.
The lottery has also proven itself as a beneficial means of raising money for various charitable causes. For example, in Canada, the Canadian Lotto Masters program has been successful in raising money for cancer research and treatment. In India, the YMCA International has been instrumental in raising money for AIDS and cancer prevention and treatment through its “Save a Child’s Life” program. And there are numerous other examples throughout the world where lotteries have been successfully used as philanthropic tools.