Arrmaitee (arrmaitee) wrote,

The Lottery

Hi all,

So I'm curious - how many members of my flist (or folks that read my LJ) play the lottery? I never used to play it, since I am well aware that it is mathematically impossible for any given individual to win. However, now that we live in an era of multistate lotteries with jackpots up to $300 million (e.g., Powerball or MegaMillions), I find it really hard not to play when jackpots exceed $100 million. That's just so much money, even after the Cash Value discount and federal taxes, that it's a lot of fun to play even though I know my odds of winning are as low as my odds of being struck by lightening on a clear day.

Any thoughts?
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