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Lottery Participants Are Protected By The ADA

Recently read this quote from Timothy Fong, the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program: “The lottery is a tax on the mathematically disabled.”

According to ada.gov website:
“An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.”

So, if Mr. Fong qualifies an expert witness, then anybody who buys a lottery ticket should be protected by the ADA! Anyone have the number for the ACLU’s enforcement division?

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