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post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 01:02 PM
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Buying lottery tickets is essentially making a charitable donation to your government, which usually goes mainly to promote education so that the next generation will understand probability better and stop buying lottery tickets. If you're well-off, you should feel good about making your donation.

Your participation doesn't lower anyone else's odds of choosing the right numbers either, it only increases the chances of splitting the prize. If you end up splitting a hundred million with a poor person and feel they won't be able to survive on fifty million, you can always give them the rest of it at that time.

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