Hawaii would reap benefits from Powerball lottery

There are presently 42 states in the Powerball lottery system. The lottery proceeds have a huge positive impact on all these states’ education systems and preserving natural resources; each state has its choice on how to use the proceeds. I suggest everyone view the Powerball lottery website for a summary of the benefits.

The proceeds from ticket sales in states with similar population numbers to Hawaii, such as Idaho, Maine and New Hampshire, are all in the $40 million to $50 million range annually.

When you consider the number of tourists who would play the lottery, the numbers should increase dramatically.

Hawaii absolutely needs to increase the funds available for education and preserving natural resources. Maybe the lottery will allow our teachers to receive the pay they deserve or to build or repair our schools or protect our environment.

And just think, you could be the next winner.

George Crawford