Dueling Jackpots: Are Competing Lotto Games Complements or Substitutes?
This paper considers the relationship that exists between two lottery products offered simultaneously in the same state, a smaller lottery game run by the individual state and a larger multi-state game run in coordination with other states. The primary issue is whether the two different products should be considered substitutes or complements for one another. The question is considered from two different perspectives that lead to a conclusion that while the two products do tend to be complements to one another, overall the individually run state lottery games experience a reduction in sales from the presence of the multi-state game.
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|Publication status:||Published in Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 34:1, March 2006, pp. 85-100.|
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