no. The lottery is gambling, which means, overall, far more people lose, than win. And gambling is an addiction? Would I even want to win, knowing that the money I received was taken from people who need it, but are addicted and letting their money drain away?
Further, the lottery is a regressive tax. It is a technique for convincing poor people to pay for state government so that rich people pay fewer taxes. How fair is that?
Consider these points:
- most people who win big in the lottery end up bankrupt, because they don't know how to manage the money.
- rich people don't buy lottery tickets
- poor people don't become rich through the lottery
There are many better things to do with your (hard-earned, I hope) dollars than to buy lottery tickets.