Perhaps this common spelling error began because there does exist in English a word spelled “allot” which is a verb meaning to apportion or grant. The correct form, with “a” and “lot” separated by a space is perhaps not often encountered in print because formal writers usually use other expressions such as “a great deal,” “often,” etc. You shouldn’t write “alittle” either. It’s “a little.”
YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT ..AGREE ........I KNOW i would visit the same ole stores .....the money will not change , all of me . alot of money at first .....she has many TRUST FUNDS , no doubt ...and it takes months to get everything in order .