Do you buy lottery tickets?
December 27, 2006 11:13pm CST
Well, in India, north India to be specific, we have a lot of lotteries going on, each associated with a big festival. My colleagues, every time, buy some tickets for each of them. They have been trying for me to buy some too but for some reason I never fall for it. Though they say, "you have to do something in order to get lucky", while I feel that if I am to get lucky the road will show itself up on its own. The end result thay buy the tickets and I dont. They have never won a single rupee on it and so I can say they are down by a few hundred rupess by now, maybe thousand. Do you buy lottery tickets?
28 Dec 06
Usually a quiet environment works best, albeit extremely boring sometimes. If you are like me, (which I have to have something going on in the background) then playing some soft music in the background as a sort of “atmosphere noise” can also work - as long as it is soft, and not to the point where you are singing along instead of focusing. Also, it is said that it is better to study like a half an hour to a hour before you sleep, as once you study and immediately fall asleep, that will be the last thing on your mind, and therefore you will better be able to retain it the next day. Works for me, hope it does for you. Good luck.
28 Dec 06
It is a waste of money truly. Ant it is addictive. Someone i know once won a lottery but instead of being satisfied with what he had won (he hadn't won the jack pot, but a smaller prize), he bought more tickets with what he had won and even took a loan to buy more. He was almost ruined but he had some good friends and he was saved from disaster.
28 Dec 06
In some ways you are right. The lottery organisers use the money they obtain from sales to pay the winner as well as make a neat profit. But I wouldnt call it cheating, whoever buys the tickets knows what he is getting into and what his odds are about winning the lottery.