The perils of the Lottery
Many villagers are lottery addict. There are people who spent about 75 per cent of their daily wage earning on lottery. Almost all lottery addicts are from the lower strata of the society and less educated. Due to the addiction many families have been driven to poor standard of living and debt trap. Different types of lotteries are galore in the State. Kerala State-run lotteries and other States-run lotteries vie with each other to maximize the sales to the peril of poor people. Incidentally, Kerala is the initiator of lottery in India.