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No Rest For The Lottery.

I don’t know how other papers do this, but whenever there’s a holiday, the Washington Post runs a graphic of what’s closed in the three area jurisdictions (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia). Banks: Closed, Closed, Closed. Schools: Closed, Closed, Closed. Libraries: Closed, Closed, Closed. There’s only one thing that’s never, ever closed on holidays — Lotteries: Regular drawings, Regular drawings, Regular drawings. I don’t want to start a debate on state-sanctioned gambling (I’m against it), but would it be so terrible to not have lottery drawings on holidays? Or even Sundays? (D.C. and Maryland have drawings seven days a week).

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