Thursday, March 04, 2010

USPS Considers Post Office Lottery

A post on the USPS Inspector General's blog asks, "Could Longer Lines Be Coming to Your Local Post Office…Lottery Lines?"

It goes on to report, "According to a representative on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s staff, a Postal Service-run lottery 'could offer the potential for substantial profits for the Postal Service and utilize its current retail infrastructure with its 36,000 retail outlets.' Popular lottery formats in many states include drawings and instant lottery tickets.

The claim is that running a national lottery could help the U.S. Postal Service close its multibillion-dollar budget gap. It could also build foot traffic to post offices, increasing retail sales of postal products."

Is it appropriate for the Postal Service to offer a national lottery?

Click here to let the Inspector General know what you think.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM