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Writer wants his money back

Posted: September 12, 2017 12:55 p.m.
Updated: September 12, 2017 1:00 a.m.

I bought $50 worth of lottery tickets for the recent huge, half-billion dollar lottery  jackpot.  The clerk said: “Good luck; I hope you win.”  

I said, “I don’t expect to win, but at least I know that part of my money is going to the public schools. But, should I win, you will get a thousand dollars.”  

Wow!

Then the bombshell fell. Associate Editor Cindy Ross Scoppe of The State newspaper, in an editorial  on Sept. 5. 2017, tells us “How the Legislature broke its lottery promise” and no longer “supplements tax money” for schools, but uses the lottery money  as a part of their appropriation. Ms. Scoppe ends her editorial with, “After all, we (the voters) only approved it in order to generate more money for education. Right?”

I want my $50 back; but with all the corruption in South Carolina, with legislators enriching  themselves or their lifestyles, should I expect them to help our children, much less return the $50 that I had hoped would help our children?

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