We Sold A Winner

I look closely at American communities through the lens of state-run lotteries. I focus on people and places outside the familiar lottery coverage of ebullient winners holding a large facsimile check to picture overlooked stories of resilence, desire, money and the American dream.  

Many of these photographs are made at family-run convenience stores and marketplaces across the country where a winning jackpot ticket was sold. After selling a winning ticket, stores become known as lucky, creating a buying frenzy among local players, increasing ticket sales. 

Whether you are pro, con or indifferent, it is likely your community is growing more dependent on this revenue every year.