Maine Ranks 17 on Lottery 'Sucker' List
Mainers' lottery-playing habits have earned the state the seventeenth spot on the Bloomberg Rankings Sucker Index.
The Sucker Index is created with data from the U.S. Census and annual reports from state lottery commissions, the Bangor Daily News reports. The total dollar amount of prizes awarded was subtracted from ticket sales, and then the difference was divided by the total personal income of each state’s residents.
Georgia placed first on the Sucker Index. Massachusetts is second, and New York is third.