Lottery Statistics: Americans Spent 200 Dollars Per Person In 2011

March 1, 2012 3:43 am

We had spotted multiple stats on lottery – including the stunning fact that the Lottery industry is bigger than movies or music – we spotted this today:

“Americans have a low savings rate; and Americans love to play the lottery. Last year, we spent more than $58 billion on lottery tickets, or roughly $200 per person. As entertainment goes, the lottery is pretty cheap – a dollar and a dream and all that.”

Statistics Source: Freakanomics

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