balki1867: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x636]I feel like this needs to be shopped.
Atomic Spunk: If lotteries were illegal, I think most people wouldn't be out searching for an illegal alternative - they'd just choose not to gamble.
Atomic Spunk: So I think that keeping it illegal is probably protecting a lot of people from gambling their money away.
Atomic Spunk: I often read these types of cautionary tales about a lottery winner blowing all their money and/or having their lives spin out of control after winning. Occasionally, I will read a story about how a winner's life was changed for the better. Overall, though, I wonder if most large jackpot winners feel that the win made their lives better or worse?Either way though, I think lotteries are bad for society. I can't help but feel that if you sell hundreds of thousands of people (or more) a little piece of hope then yank it away, and you do this over and over again, it can't be good. Also, I've known a few problem gamblers before, and it's a miserable way to live for both them and their families.
AutumnWind: I've heard of stores checking their security cameras and posting photos of lotto winners. Once the lotto winner didn't know she won until seeing her photo. It's a bit annoying overall though because if you want to remain anonymous and a store posts your picture and then it ends up on the news.........
meintx2001: I hate hearing all these "reasons" not to win. BS. Go ahead give me a shot. I might make a few mistakes, but there's no way I'll end up broke. Farking idiots.
NeoCortex42: And then having another event at the local high school auditorium for the town to attend.
Three-Fifty: And they had their 6 year old daughter at the press conference!!!
brantgoose: Oh, right. The first loser is from West Virginia and is wearing a cowboy hat. Like the lottery money is the problem.Here's a little deal I would like to offer to Americans, Canadians and others (tourists, immigrants, aliens): if you promise not to wear cowboy hats East of the Mississipi River, we Easteners promise we will no take up wearing So'westers, rubber boots and Newfoundland fishermen gloves West of the Mississippi.If you like, you can wear either make-believe costume in Toronto, but only at cosplay conventions.Is it a deal suckers?
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