Lotteries

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
July 19, 2008 12:38pm CST
we often think of getting quick bucks or are not satisfied with what we have. How often are you tempted to'invest' your money in lotteries just hoping that lady luck is with you. lottery like all gambling is an inmoral attempt to gain something for nothing. It encourages idleness and waste of time. Even if one wins big prize in a lottery, a sudden change of fortune through sheer luck rather than merit often brings unhappiness by placing the winner on a different social level. Where he tends to lose his former friends but is not accepted by his new financial equal. Our government has great concern on the increasing punthers who are gambling addicts by imposing a direct tax of 15% on every lottery ticket. This has no effect on the hardcore gamblers. What would you think would make people stop gambling, a passion that has created a lot of miseries for the families?
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11 responses
• United States
19 Jul 08
I guess I am tempted all the time but never do. I never have any money to gamble with. When My children ask for certain things I tell them when I win the lottery. The say but you never play so I answer that must answer your question then.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
My children know I dont gamble or buy lottery tickets. So they know when I say "when I win the Lottery" that the answer is no, I do not have the money.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
19 Jul 08
I only buy a ticket when it goes over $100-million. Lotteries are a tax on people who can't do math.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
tax is just to deter people from gambling. It is one in a million chance of winning a jackpot. Even with one ticket you the chance to be an instant millionaire.
@siddiqali (632)
• India
19 Jul 08
I didn't tried to invest in any lotteries because i m happy with what i have
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
Good for you. No one has become rich from gambling. It is addictive.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Jul 08
No way any one is gonna stop someone from playing the lottos this is a dream to win e3ven if it is 2 million to one that somne one will win we play when ever we have extra money and that isnt often!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
Playing occasionally does not dent your pocket but will give you one in a million chance of becoming an instant millionair.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Jul 08
yup and maybe one day it will be my turn to win!
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@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
once in a while i do, lottery here is cheap and so when i have extra money i go and buy some lottery ticket but i don't make it a habit of spending all my money just for it. i just buy tickets when i have extra coins but i don't want lottery to be addictive.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
It is good that you have a self control habit.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I have to admit once in a blue moon, I'll buy one of those scratch off lotto tickets...and sometimes I do get lucky..once I won about $50 total and at the time it was badly needed. But like I said I only do that once in awhile. I AM amazed at the amount of money people are spending though on tickets...sometimes at least $40 or more on lotto tickets and nearly on a daily basis. I just bet (no pun intended) if they put a tax on tickets people might not be so inclined to buy a lot of them
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
The tax has not deterred people from buying. 15% is not much compared to winning a lump sum. Occasional buying of lottery tickets will not drain your pocket. It is like giving to charity. lol
• Canada
19 Jul 08
Every now and then I will buy a scratch ticket, and break even. I hae pretty good luck with those tickets sometimes winning up to $10 extra dollars, but I have never won anything that big, yet.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
It looks like your luck is coming.lol
• United States
20 Jul 08
If you are a hard core gambler there is nothing that will stop the person. They are addicted to it. And as any addiction it is hard to stop. Dreams of big money float in their head. My husband buys lottery tickets on a regular basis. I have told him in the past that if he took the money that he spent on lottery tickets that we would have a small nest egg. His response to me is it only takes one win to be set. And if you don't buy a ticket you have no chance of winning.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
True only when you have bought a ticket it opens the door to chances of winning big money
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
20 Jul 08
No it will not make people stop gambling if they win for one time they may try to win again. I dont like lotteries and I never purchased any lottery tickets or played any games, I am happy with what I am now!
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• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
You are correct. It's normal for human to be greedy and wishing the lucks are with them to get the easy money. I tried few times wishing I have the luck to win the lotteries, but unsuccessful. And now, my salary is not that much, so I prefer to eat with my money than gamble my luck.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
20 Jul 08
At some stage in life most of us try to get rich the easy way and the lottery or gambling seems to be the easiest way to do it. I have tried it and have realised the futility of it the hard way. The government of our state/ province has even banned the sale of lotteries in any form. The funny thing here is thatt they still allow for race horses and the race course. I even have my views about the stock market being used as a form of wanting to get rich. Its realisation, along with some form of self control and also the govt laws and strictness which would help in controlling gambling.