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My thoughts on the Mega Millions and the lotto in general

Anonymous
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Everyone is a buzz about this mega millions drawing tonight.

But I often wonder why people play? First, the odds are completely unrealistic. I mean, you'd be better off buying a can of pop bc at least you'll know you're getting something lol!

And them there's the "curse." I don't think its a curse. I think it is Karma. Think about it. You receive a "gift" that is highly desirable but not one that you earned. Sure, you earned the dollar, but not the $600M. I think that's why a good percentage of those who do win the lotto end up squandering it away. They didn't work hard for it. Maybe they worked hard at their job, but not a job that pays $600M. Kwim?

Idk. I'm rambling.
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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bowribbonmama
by Ruby Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:47 PM
Meh. I prefer the casino.
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mom2ljh
by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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It's fun to imagine what I'd do if I were to win. I never buy many tickets, but I play when it gets big. Someone will win, it might as well be me. LOL
krusesbaby
by Platinum Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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 How can they have all these millions of dollars to give away weekly/monthly but not be able to pay down the national debt. Thats what i wanna know

Supervane
by Ruby Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:49 PM
I heard on the news that there is only a 30% chance of a winner tonight
BEXi
by BEXi on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

One day....

Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I hope to win lol 

Mamabear010
by Gold Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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Meh. It's cheap entertainment. I mean $1 gets us hours of discussing what we would do with the money plus whatever spin off conversations come from that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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The money from the lottery comes from the tickets people buy. People spend money on the lottery, they dont donate to national debt.

Quoting krusesbaby:

 How can they have all these millions of dollars to give away weekly/monthly but not be able to pay down the national debt. Thats what i wanna know

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Right?!? Lol

Quoting krusesbaby:

 How can they have all these millions of dollars to give away weekly/monthly but not be able to pay down the national debt. Thats what i wanna know

OrangeBalloon
by Platinum Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Not everyone that wins a lotto is stupid with the money they win. Some are, and some are responsible. Besides, the lotto raises money for education open spaces and other government projects. Plus it is fun to play. If you don't want to play, don't. 

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