Letters to the Editor

Lottery mess is laughable

I usually view cartoons by Glenn McCoy, Dilbert, and others for a daily laugh in the Belleville News-Democrat. I have to admit though, your new comic entry by the Illinois Lottery is hilarious. Where else in the United States can you get comic relief with their pronouncements of paying lottery winners once they get authorization to do so.

Those folks crack me up. Reminds me of Wimpy in the Popeye cartoons who would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Illinois, you are first in your class all the way. I am impressed.

Remember, you can’t win if you don’t play. Or is it, you won’t win if you do play. After all, it’s the Illinois way. Recently voted best in workers compensation, fraud, and graft by the Chicago Insider magazine.

Brent Rains, Collinsville

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