As the Associated Press reports, people in their 20s and 30s aren’t that into state lotteries. Among the problems:

“You’re talking about a generation of pack animals,” [Don Feeney, research and planning director of Minnesota’s lottery] said. “They were looking for games that they can play with their friends and by and large that’s not the lottery or the way the lottery is being portrayed.”

Correct. And part of the problem is the continued popularity of poker, which typically involves hanging out with your friends.