They already have a Stupid Tax, but they call it "Lottery Scratchers".
I was waiting in line at 7-11, and the guy in front of me was scratching a $10 ticket. He scratched just enough to reveal the prize code at the bottom, so the clerk could scan it. When it scanned as a losing ticket, he turned to me, and said, "Dangit! That's the fifth one in a row!"
He then turned to the clerk, and said, "Gimme another, please."
I resisted the urge to ask him how much he spent on these tickets vs. how much he expected to win.
I was also tempted to invite him to a poker game.