posted on May 27, 2011 10:34
A scruffy-looking rock band comes on TV and the leaping in the air singer bawls, “Big bucks, quick bucks, mega bucks, jumbo bucks”…It was an ad for the Lottery Commission. Whose motto seems to be “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break.”
Back when the Democrats passed the lottery the legislature also passed a law that said the Commission couldn’t run ads urging people to ‘play the lottery.’ And the lady who runs the Commission says promising ‘big bucks’ and ‘jumbo bucks’ surely doesn’t entice anyone into buying a lottery ticket – which led lottery opponents to roar her idea of ads wasn’t what the legislature had in mind at all and the law isn’t working.
Here’s a simple solution. Put a statement at the end of each ad: This ad approved and sponsored by Governor Beverly Perdue.