Why do you think people buy lotto tickets often? Do we really need millions to make us happy?
I have never bought a lotto ticket. And I find it fascinating that whenever there is a big prize to be won, people queue up to buy lotto tickets. Some people even send us lotto tickets as gifts on Christmas.
People who regularly buy lottery tickets are under the delusion that a large amount of money can and will buy them a large amount of happiness. These beliefs are bolstered by the shows they watch on TV. On television, no one with a lot of money is ever unhappy - they lead charmed, enchanted lives that most of us will never even see, let alone attain.
I don't think money buys happiness. There have been several shows that reveal the reality of winning big. Approx. 95% of those who won big discovered that it didn't make them happy, wealthy or wise. And, they had spent all their new-found wealth, to boot. In fact, most of them were better off financially and emotionally before the big win.
I don't understand it either, because it's such a waste of money. I do not buy them either and I know I won't have the desire to buy them in the future.
Most of the people I know who by lotto tickets on a regular basis can't really afford it and kind of see it as their only hope for a better life. If you're living in poverty it's hard to see how having a lot of money won't make your life better.
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