In other words, I'm doing taxes today, so don't have time to write a full post!
But here's one historical tidbit for you:
Did you know that the founding government of the United States instituted the lottery as a way of funding the government without imposing taxes? (After all, they'd just fought a revolution to be free of taxation...)
I've never bought a lotto ticket in my life. But if the IRS decides to switch back to that method of funding, I'll be the first in line.