The Sunday New York Times has a story and interactive map on state lotteries. Massachusetts is singled out as having "the highest lottery spending per resident, at $699, and the highest portion of lottery sales that go to prizes, at 72 percent." At $4.5 billion, the Bay State is second only to New York in total lottery sales, and we’re well ahead of California, which has more than five times our population.
Rolling the Dice
Coverage of casino licensing and the gambling referendum