Despite my lack of splurging this month, I was taken in by the Mega Millions $640 million jackpot hysteria and bought a ticket. This was basically like flushing a dollar bill down the toilet, but it’s a little fun to think that you have the chance to win an astronomical amount of money. I supported education in Georgia a bit too.
I can shrug off the wasted dollar spent at the convenience store in my office building, but what about those people who drove long distances, waited in long lines and spent hundreds of dollars in the hopes of hitting the jackpot? Do you think they have a Mega Millions hangover? Worse yet are those who continually sink money into the lottery week after week thinking that scratch off tickets and lucky numbers can be a path to prosperity. I hate to be judgmental, but it’s sad to think about how $5 spent weekly on a non-winning lottery tickets could turn into thousands of dollars if it was saved over the course of several years.
I think I’ll stick to free sweepstakes, but do you think the lottery is worth entering?