Do you think lotteries are a good thing?

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  1. skrinkle

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    My grandparents neighbour won 300k as well. It’s interesting how many of us know someone who has won. :eek:
     
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    I know people who have won $10,000 - $1,000,000. Still doesn't mean I'm going to play.
     
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    Incidentally I'm banned in 13 casinos in Vegas from actually playing anything. This is because I count cards better than their dealers do, I'm sure. I don't see the issue with the occasional lotto ticket. It's one thing if they're addicted to it and using too much funding and putting themselves or others at risk. It's another thing entirely if they just do it for the fun of things. Not to mention the revenue from the sold tickets helps to fund public ventures such as education and what not.
     
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    if 649 is over $30 million it statstically in your best interest to take the bet. That's the only time I buy. Gotta be in it to win it for $3.

    You are better off buying call options or playing the VIX or some other gamble then lottery tickets.
     
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    this fucking video cracks me up everytime lol
     
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    I buy them occasionally, I know the odds are roughly the same as getting hit by lightning several times and surviving, but I actually know someone who’s been hit by lightning 3 times and is still alive, so it’s not impossible, just really freaking unlikely.

    I’d like to be a professional traveler, but not gonna do it on a 9-5 job, and I’d need pet friendly travel and accommodation, much easier with millions

    My uncle won like.. 30k and 100k on a couple draws, but that was basically combined for about 18 months salary for him, and he just blew it on cigarettes and more lottery tickets. He was far from fiscally wise
     
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    Also, dude who got hit by lightning 3 times hides under his bed if he hears thunder now. Apparently getting smoked by lightning strikes is super traumatic
     
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