I don't play the lottery. I am actually against the lottery and casinos. If someone wants to put money on a card game in their living room, that's fine, but large corporations or the State should not profit from this activity.
On the other hand, if you are a stupid person, it may be the only chance you have of ever becoming a millionaire! Whilst an economist could quite well have the brain to get there without a huge stroke of sudden luck
But how much did you spend (and have you spent since) on lottery tickets, over the years? I bet more than you won. And the probability involved in a one-number difference is much bigger than it sounds.
And an even bigger probablility that the actual winner only lived 5 miles from me and purchased his ticket an hour before the drawing as did I from the same location.
Oh, I'm quite certain I'm upside down in the winnings to losses ratio over the years but I'm also quite certain I never spent one penny on lottery tickets that I couldn't afford to spend.
I've been playing them since before I could leagally purchase them...lol And I have been pretty lucky. When I got my first credit card in college I went on a shopping spree with my girlfriend. She asked how I was going to pay for it since my only income game from my GI Bill. I told her I would go in buy a lottery ticket and pay it off. She laughed it off but I went in a convenience store bought a $1 scratchy ticket and won $400. Pure luck. lol
Absolutely. Spend your disposable income any way you wish. If lottery tickets amuse you, go for it. I'm just saying that I, personally, would rather spend my money on something more lasting and more likely to satisfy.
I've never won anything from the lottery; never played. The lottery is a foolish way for states to increase revenue. I will not get into that here.
I occasionally go to casinos for entertainment value (once or twice a year), but I always spend more on drinks and food at casinos than actual gambling. I'm there for entertainment, not to make money. I enter expecting 'the house' to win; it always does. No gains, no surprises, just entertainment. I'm in the minority of many casino goers. (Just a hunch) lol
$10,000.00 and it took me a month to find out. So you can see how rare it was,and how interested I was, for me to gamble. That was until I got my paws on it. I had an aunt that won the Biggy and she never lived to enjoy it. (Not smiling now.)
LOL.. you all guys are far behind & less gifted than what luck i have !
I daily win some $1000000 (milion or trillion...dont count...they are always hell long) sometimes even 5000000 sterling too That too Every day That too without any Tickets That too Without participating in anything That too without any Phone calls That too without my knowledge and info that i am participating in them & the best part I win daily some 5 -6 Lotteries ... & i am INFORMED Through by Emails (In my Spam BoX mainly) ....ROFL
Today i won the MicroSoft 3million Lottery
(& Now... You all will be too Jealous...... i know )
I don't buy tickets, but once when my son was about thirteen (and interested in the idea of buying a ticket) I bought a $2 scratch ticket for him at the convenience store. He scratched it and won another $2, so we got a another ticket with the "winnings". That one won yet another $2, so he was feeling really lucky. We kept replacing the ticket until (I think at around Number 4) we finally lost the original $2. So, wild and crazy, gambling fools that we were - we couldn't leave well enough alone and be happy with winning back the original $2.
I never bought a lottery ticket in my life. I was given one that actually won me another lottery ticket. Woo-hoo.
I'm not really interested in gambling. Though I was quite pleased with the one time the husband and I came out quite a bit ahead playing roulette in Vegas, it's not the sort of thing I really care to try again. There are better ways to risk my money.
$71.00 I got four out of six on a quick pick I bought went running out of the house convinced I would be living In a villa on the beach . Then went to the store collected and got a nice dinner with her highness Instead .
People that don't believe in a pot at the end of the rainbow have nothing to look forward to. In this world of slap you in your face practicality what harm does paying into a lottery do? Not only is it used to fund education and care for the elderly, it gives people hope! Personally I don't think it is stupid to participate in society. What you give, you receive.
Was feeling random one day (was drinking as well) and bought 50$ worth of the most random lottery tickets ever. Won 100$ on two separate tickets, cashed them in and spent another 100$ on more the same night only to turn around and win $500 on one and $1000 on one. Haven't played since, and this was maybe 2 years ago?
But instead of buying them with money, we buy them with time and labor. And then every morning we drop by our accounts page to see how much we've won. I'm fine with that.I don't know where my above thought came from,...
How would you change the world if you won the lottery?It doesn't matter how much you will have won since it will most likely be a lot. There will be opportunity to make a difference and cause change. How would you?