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    Default Do you buy lottery tickets?

    Do you think they are worth it?

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    Lottery is a tax on the stupid in the same way speed camera's are a tax on motorists, you have a choice not to pay.
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    I can't be bothered and I don't like them

    And they're really just stealth tax on the poor and gullible, like the X Factor they give people false hope to their existence
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    best description I heard was
    your chances of winning are the same as walking up to someone in the street and guessing their full phone number.

    I remember that every time I'm tempted.
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    Nope, never bought one. When they first came out I played a few pretend games and lost, and haven't wasted any more pretend money on them since.

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    A tax on people who can't do maths.
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    I know I shouldn't - but I do. I know I have more chance of dying in the next 30 minutes - but I have to have some sort of hope.
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    When the lottery first started, I used to buy a paper on Saturday for the free TV guide for the week and it had a couple of free lottery lines. Even then I didn't consider it worth my time check to check them.

    Say it takes 30 seconds to dig out the sheet and check: 30 seconds * 13 million to 1 chance of being a winner = 390 million seconds = 108,000 hours = 4,513 years. Not worth the time spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I know I shouldn't - but I do. I know I have more chance of dying in the next 30 minutes - but I have to have some sort of hope.
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    I usually spend £10-£20 when the Euromillions gets > a lot or there's a decent Rollover. Don't bother otherwise. I don't intellectualise it, it's only a bit of fun.
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