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Secrets The Lottery Doesn't Want You To Know

The odds of winning the lottery are less than getting killed by a falling meteor, but that temptation to win the big jackpot still calls to you. Sometimes it's hard to resist a simple $1 game when the right ticket could completely change your life. Plus, what harm could a dollar do? More than you think. Before you start buying weekly scratch offs or planning the mansion you'll buy with your Powerball winnings, here's some things the lottery doesn't want you to know...

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    Secrets The Lottery Doesn't Want You To Know

    Secrets The Lottery Doesn't Want You To Know

    The odds of winning the lottery are less than getting killed by a falling meteor, but that temptation to win the big jackpot still calls to you. Sometimes it's hard to resist a simple $1 game when the right ticket could completely change your life. Plus, what harm could a dollar do? More than you think. Before you start buying weekly scratch offs or planning the mansion...

    Lottery Winners Who Lost All Their Money

    Lottery Winners Who Lost All Their Money

    As the saying goes, lotteries are for people who can't do math. As The Balance points out, the odds of winning a major lottery are somewhere in the 1 in 300 million range, which makes "winning the lottery" an absolutely terrible retirement plan. You have a much better chance of being attacked by a shark (odds: 1 in 3.75 million). The lottery may be a terrible...

    Why It Sucks To Win The Lottery

    Why It Sucks To Win The Lottery

    On the surface, the lottery is an exciting idea. For the price of an ice cream cone, you can enter a lucky draw that will ensure financial security if you win. But the reality of actually winning millions of dollars in the lottery is often not as blissful as it sounds. Lots of money equals lots of interest from other people. Everyone wants a piece of the pie, and who can...

    Lottery Winners Who Eventually Lost Everything

    Lottery Winners Who Eventually Lost Everything

    Everyone loves a good Twilight Zone plot twist where the metaphorical bookworm gets left with nothing but allegorical time to read, only to break their allegorical glasses. That, combined with a heaping double scoop of sour grapes, might be why people love to dunk so hard on the idea of winning the lottery. "It's actually not that much after taxes." "Get ready to...

    Here's What You Should Do If You Win The Lottery

    Here's What You Should Do If You Win The Lottery

    Winning the lottery is a daydream that millions across the world have had — whether to remedy financial troubles, indulge the desire for a more extravagant lifestyle, or just a fantasy of beating the odds. While lotteries have existed in some form across the world for centuries, the modern American lottery system has its origins in Puerto Rico...

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