Do you believe you can win millions of dollars in the lottery?

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  1. carozy profile image87
    carozyposted 5 years ago

    I know the odds are very much against winning.  I am always curious if people believe they can really win and play the lottery.  What do you think?

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I only play occasionally, I have no illusions that I'm ever going to win "the big one" but I also figure, hey it can't hurt to try.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My husband calls them his "hope tickets." He knows he isn't going to win, but somehow they keep him optimistic about life. He doesn't spend a lot though.

  2. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    No, I am not a lucky person.  Also, I very seldom buy lottery tickets and I keep forgetting to check them out.  But it would be awesome for my kids if I won millions of dollars.. they'd be set up for life... ok, for a long time anyway.  big_smile

  3. ytsenoh profile image83
    ytsenohposted 5 years ago

    I believe that "a" person will win and can win, but do not believe it is realistically hopeful for me.  I used to wonder how many people would stand in line to buy a lottery ticket, and yet, could never say hello to their next door neighbor.  I think it is a hopeful situation for thousands of people, but it's not necessarily realistic hope.  You could lose a lot of money trying.  On the other hand, however, you can't win if you don't play.

    1. carozy profile image87
      carozyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's true, you can't win if you don't play.  I have played the lottery in my life but I am in no way a regular player.  I really don't think I'll win.  I have coworkers and friends who play regularly so I was wondering if they really feel they could win.  I guess it's possible..

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It is obviously possible because real people do win and it is widely publicized.  It is just startlingly unlikely.

  5. Joseph041167 profile image60
    Joseph041167posted 5 years ago

    If you know how to play the market your chances are better. Investing is respectable gambling. I plan to start playing the market and investing regularly. I need to check, but I think you can buy penny stocks for the price of a case of beer. It is not just about getting rich. If everyone invested regularly it would help the economy and keep the economy running. Also, it is your vote of support. I support Wendy's and Taco Bell. Sometimes it is about the market and how much do you think you can make over a life time. For example, I will check some of the drug companies, Smith Glaxo Kliene, Pfizer, and others. I just have a hunch. Other times, it is about your support. I value Wendy's and Taco Bell, so I want to support them. I will check first though, because, I do not want to throw my money down a rat hole. It just seems to me that investing would be better than playing the lottery, and your odds are better also. Even if you never win big, it is still a better idea. Isn't it? I would think so.

    1. carozy profile image87
      carozyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You bring up a good point.  I think the odds of making money in investing are higher than winning the lottery, but you can lose money both ways.

 
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