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Should I Play the Lottery?

Friday, 01 Apr 2011 12:16 PM

The majority of states now have lottery games for individuals to play. People always ask if they should play the lottery. As long as you play responsibly there is no harm in playing the lottery. As a matter of fact, there may be some great reasons to play the lottery. Decide for yourself. Here are five common reasons why people play lottery games.

Reason Number 1. You can get rich quick. That is most likely the primary reason people play the lottery. It is an opportunity to become rich and famous overnight. With jackpots reaching into the millions of dollars it is perhaps the only way for most people to become a millionaire in a hurry.

Reason Number 2. The lottery is cheap to play. In most states you can participate in a million dollar lottery for only a dollar. That is a good return for your dollar investment. Unlike most investments where you have to risk a lot of money to make money you are only risking one dollar for a chance to win millions. It is difficult to find better odds anywhere including Las Vegas.

Reason Number 3. The lottery is easy to play. It does not require any special skills or brain power to pick numbers. As a matter of fact, you can have the machine pick the numbers for you automatically. There is no skill involved in that process. For most people that is the easiest game in the world to play.

Reason Number 4. Your state lottery money helps to fund good causes. Most states use lottery proceeds to fund education, senior citizens, and other worthy causes. This lottery money supports these issues with steady revenues from lottery ticket sales. So you are actually putting your money to good use by supporting these social issues.

Reason Number 5. Playing the lottery puts a little excitement into your life. Many people enjoy watching the lottery drawings and hoping their numbers come up. It is actually a cheap form of entertainment for only a dollar a ticket. You can cheer for your numbers to be pulled and hope that you become the next lottery winner.

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