Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2022

288 Pages | 5 black and white illustrations

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197604885

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For a Dollar and a Dream

State Lotteries in Modern America

Jonathan D. Cohen

  • First comprehensive study of the American lottery industry published in over thirty years
  • Places history of lotteries in the context of late twentieth and early twenty-first century American political, economic, religious, social, and cultural life
  • Using archives from seventeen states, presents never-before-told elements of lottery history, including the inner-workings of lottery commissions, true stories about lottery winners, and the operations of lottery companies bent on increasing ticket sales no matter the cost