Buying Lottery Tickets Out Of Fear

I’ve written before at how useless it is to purchase lottery tickets with the long odds they have, although there are a lot of people out there that still believe that the way to become financial secure is to win the lottery. It doesn’t matter that the odds are better that you’ll die from flesh eating bacteria or that you will die in a car accident while going to buy the lottery ticket than actually winning…

Even though I have explained this to my mother, she continues to play the lottery with her co-workers. Now if she did it because she enjoyed it and it was a bit of entertainment, I don’t think it would bother me that much, but that is not the case. She plays

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5 Responses to Buying Lottery Tickets Out Of Fear

  1. Jason says:

    I’ve met someone like this. Only they instead bought tickets because “How would I feel if one week I didn’t play and my numbers were the winning numbers.” Ahh, emotion, the killer of networth :)

  2. Frugal Momma says:

    I did a recently poll on Do you play the lottery. 50% did at some point but most of them were doing it for the big payouts. I think for them, it is mostly entertainment. My husband doesn’t it at work when there is big payout. Putting in a buck or two every few months can be fun.

    http://budgetdial.blogspot.com/2006/05/lottery-poll-results.html

    I also buy my Dad a season ticket for the lottery for gifts. He likes that.

  3. Craig Atkinson says:

    I like the quote “Lotteries are a tax on stupidity” and it plays right into my line of thinking as I refuse to even consider wasting any of my hard earned money on it.

  4. Aldeya says:

    I never played the lottery, it’s a waste of time and money IMO. But I just came across this article….Makes you wonder:)

    Yahoo News

    9 facing unemployment in Ind. win $9M

  5. Aldeya says:

    OOps, sorry for the link. It didn’t work properly:(

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