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Someone has to win! Why not me?
As the lottery jackpot inches higher and higher, a person’s chances of winning sink lower and lower. And yet, people keep buying tickets! Why?
Because they need a rescue plan.
They need a big windfall to pay off debts, buy a house, or save for retirement. The lottery represents a fresh start and a lifetime of luxury for those who play it.
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But sadly, it’s just a well-marketed pipe dream. The truth is much less glamorous.
How the Lottery Hurts
The odds of winning are appalling. In fact, a person’s chances of winning the Powerball’s grand prize are roughly one in 292 million according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. Here’s another fun fact: There are an estimated 320 million people in the United States.
You do the math.
That’s why we detest the lottery. It’s a surefire way to lose money—fast. And it’s a hefty tax on the people who can least afford it.
Rich people don’t play the lottery. Statistically speaking, it’s folks who earn the least that gamble the most, according to a study by researchers at the University of Buffalo.
That’s seniors who don’t have enough saved for retirement. That’s parents who can’t afford to send their kids to college. And that’s twenty-somethings who can hardly put food on the table.
These aren’t numbers. These are real people! And the lottery preys on them.
This isn’t just a harmless game. Because losing hundreds or thousands of dollars each year is not fun—no matter how you dress it up. So if you or someone you know is sick of this cycle, we have a better idea.
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