Lately the state lottery has been popping up all over the place it didn't used to be. It feels like a sign of the times somehow. It makes for a bad feeling, like something old and rancid that begins growing colorful polyps and fuzz.
I know a few people who play. They occasionally win a few bucks, sometimes as much as $25, but I doubt its ever enough to make it worthwhile. "You can't win if you don't play" they all say. True enough, but it feels more to me like I'd have better odds being struck by a falling satellite. If I were to play, I'd probably be tempted to buy a lot of tickets to increase my odds, naturally, but it'd make very little difference, and end up being a much bigger waste.
Apparently enough people play it to generate this ungodly amount of money they're all trying to win. I am curious. Do you play, or have you ever?
Edited, Oct 13th 2011 2:27am by Kuwoobie