Why Do People Buy Lotteries

Have you ever asked yourself, why do people buy lotteries. Not why do people buy lotteries online, because we all know that’s to do with convenience. Not to mention the security of not losing their tickets or having to line up for yonks when those lottery jackpots go wild. Nope, we’re specifically wondering why people buy lottery tickets at all.

Think about it. How many times have you been told that you were crazy to waste your money buying lottery tickets? Or that you would never, ever win the lottery. Well, duh!  :roll_eyes: The truth is they’re the ones that will never win the lottery, because they don’t buy tickets.

Buying a lottery ticket means that we’re in the lottery draw, whatever that draw is. It could be this Thursdays $40 million Aussie PowerBall or the $46 million California SuperLotto. By buying a ticket we are in the draw and we have has much chance as anyone as far as winning the big one goes.

Do you think that any of those multi millionaires who have won the lottery thought that they would? Of course not. Most of them have probably been buying lottery tickets for years. Then one day their perseverance paid off and they finally won the jackpot.

why do people buy lotteries

Let’s face it. We live in hope. The hope that one day we will finally buy the winning lottery ticket. The ticket that will change our lives. The ticket that will finally give us the chance to tell out boss where to shove his job. Or in the case that we love our job, the ticket that will enable us to do all the things that we have always dreamt of doing.

Speaking of, what would you do if you won the lottery? Would you by outrageously expensive gifts, like this bottle of perfume that is worth over $400,000! Me, I’d invest my money in real estate. I’d get a nice house on the Riviera. Another nice one overlooking my favourite seaside town Victor Harbor. Heck, I might even get one in Hawaii. Not only that I’d have an exotic car in each one  🙂


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  1. Hey David, that’s the thing about lotteries, most people who play it aren’t addicted to it. The majority only play when there are huge jackpots. Others just allow a small weekly amount on it. Placing more than you can afford is never a good idea.

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