Americans spend how much playing the lottery…?

Posted at 2:28 PM, Feb 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-11 16:28:26-05

American Lottery Spending

How much do Americans love playing the lottery?

More than they love music, movies, books, video games and sports teams – combined.

At least that’s what the spending figures indicate.

Last year Americans spent a total of $70.15 billion on lottery tickets, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.

That tops the $62.7 billion spent on all of those different forms of leisure and entertainment, according to most recent sales figures.

By: Chris Isidore for CNN