The Massachusetts State Auditor's office recently uncovered a pattern of corruption in the administration of the state lottery, much of it pertaining to the cashing of scratch tickets under fake names to avoid income taxes. 319 tickets were cashed in the name of Clarance Jones (yes, I misspelled it in the cartoon), for a total of $412,000 in winnings. Odds are, Clarance would have had to buy 4 million scratch tickets to do this well, but his lawyer says he just had a lucky year.

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