Stop Buying Crap #15 – Lottery TicketsPosted by Cap on September 7, 2006 |
Blasted Lottery Tickets
With odds ranging between 1 in 146,107,962 and 1 in 175,711,536; lottery tickets are the biggest load of crap ever. You will have a better chance of meeting galactic overlord Xenu than winning the lottery.
A few months back, in a survey that asked Americans what was the most practical way to accumulate wealth, 21% of Americans said “win the lottery.” I promptly popped a few blood vessel in an attempt to bury my deep-seated rage.
I understand completely that sometimes, you may get into the hype of a big jackpot and buy into a lottery pool along with your coworkers. Mmkay. Fine.
But if you’re buying lottery tickets regularly in the hopes of hitting the big one — you really need to look at the odds again. Here’s the kicker: you have a better chance of getting killed in a car accident, on the way to buy the lottery ticket, than you do at winning the lottery.
Pretty crappy odds people.
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