Hi all. Bit of a different one from me today, but thought I'd start a bit of a discussion on The Lottery.
Why? You ask. Well, I came across this chart recently:
This chart shows that the lowest 20% income group in the US spends more money on the lottery every year than any type of tax. I thought this was bonkers but very interesting 😅.
Gamble Responsibly. Yep. That says it all - and I had more wins in a Work Syndicate with the same 6 numbers every week for about a year than I think I have had with my occasional Lucky Dip on the Euromillions when buying Pizza in the local Spar or SuperValu for Friday evening's Pizza and a Netflix show... I wonder how many would buy numbers for an El Gordo style lottery, as happens in Spain at Christmas? 😎
@pgn The lottery in Spain is big big business. From large retailers selling tickets, to little old men on the street with a small table doing the same. Lol.
I've never been bothered about it but my other half was in a 12 person syndicate at work and they once won £2300. I think over the years they had spent double that.
Our local A/E dept once won £25,000 which became news. My friend, who was then Director Of Nursing, knocked it on the head, as she said 'nurses couldn't be seen to be gambling'. (I think they still did it but gave the syndicate a different name. Lol.
The latest thing which I was a bit gobsmacked about was a TV advert about winning a £3,000,000 house in the Cotswolds. Run by a company called Omaze. The one thing they didn't tell you was how much it was to enter!!
Back to the lottery. My brother-in law at the wedding of his youngest daughter, gave every guest a fancy envelope containing £50 worth of lottery tickets. There were 180 guests. I think one won half a million (not me I hasten to add) Lol
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Hi there @lewys-gp
I don't even like the thought of gambling it is pretty stupid to me however I have bought about 6 tickets on the UK lottery since it started (heavy purchasing!) The odds were shocking and certainly not worth trying. When Camelot increased the odds in their favour and the cost of a ticket, a few years ago I never bought one again and never will. It is a big con. if I wanted to support a charity I would do it directly not through this process. I won't support greedy over-paid Camelot personnel. I can see that people treat it "as a bit of fun" and it can be and of course you may win but like all gambling you will definitely be "a loser"
Very interesting to read people's opinions and stories. @Cleoriff, I know of one man, who is my friend's father, that changed jobs years ago and left his work syndicate. A few weeks later, I think the group won hundreds of thousands, maybe even a million (I would have to double-check) 😭.