12349876: Not ironic. Nobody's supposed to like competition. And the best argument for the lottery is that the government monopoly helps limit the impact of organized crime. The opposite approach of the drug war.
oh_please: Officials say the "Play Smart" campaignI actually *snorted*
charlesmartel11235: Tax on the poor
Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: People know they have a small chance of winning
CodPor: Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: People know they have a small chance of winningThe phrase "a small chance of winning" is a huge overstatement of your chances. Try "microscopic" or maybe "subatomic". The notion that you, as an individual player, have a "chance" of winning the lottery at all is a demonstration of the dirty trick at work here. If the odds were really made clear, no one would ever play.
Maestro1701: I showed your post to my uncle, who won $1.5 million in the lottery (after taxes).
Precision Boobery: I misread that as "Vagina Lottery," immediately realized that couldn't be correct, then stopped reading further as it would only add to my disappointment.
Salmon: Precision Boobery: I misread that as "Vagina Lottery," immediately realized that couldn't be correct, then stopped reading further as it would only add to my disappointment.I'll buy vagina lottery tickets!
Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: How exactly is the lottery a scam? They don't lie to you about your odds, in fact that would be illegal.So where's the scam? People know they have a small chance of winning but they play anyway. By their own choice, no one forces you to play, something I know from personal experience. Should we make it illegal for people to exercise their personal freedom to toss their money in the trash?
CodPor: Maestro1701: I showed your post to my uncle, who won $1.5 million in the lottery (after taxes).One chucklehead gets lucky, and every other lottery-playing idiot doubles down on their stupidity. I'm sure your uncle is very proud of you.And really, 1.5 million? People are actually willing to gamble on the astronomical lottery odds for that kind of payout?
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bungle_jr: it's cheap ... and the proceeds go to public schools ...
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