I lived in NJ and worked out of NYC over 30 years. I can confirm what I read in the Asbury Park Press many years ago. It's a reverse robin hood - a tax on the poor that goes to the rich.
they are likely not wrong.My point was that the "your" money concept applied to poor families who believe in the promise/ dream of winning the lottery, very commonly ends up as borderline criminal neglect of their children.
Child abuse and neglect laws imply or stipulate that parents MUST properly care for their childen, even if it leaves little $$ for booze drugs and gambling.
Locking tuners hurt no-one, but lottery tickets are a well known harmful scenario, which is why just like booze, the ads have a disclaimer to "play" responsibly.
Interesting also to consider that financially secure lottery players see it as a game, while financially struggling families see it as an investment.
Society has a limited capacity to see society.
Many of us think or believe that problems in other parts of society "are not that bad/ do not exist/ only happen to lazy people of poor character" etc.
But poor families commonly see the lottery as their only escape from their miserable poverty.
Man, I had better do something with the big bucket of pennies I've had forever before they do that here. I hate pennies (don't know why) so every time I get some I toss them in the bucket. It's too heavy to move, let alone lift.Everyone has their own retirement plan. Mine: here in Canuckistan, pennies have been eliminated. If you pay cash, the amount is rounded to the nearest 5 cents. Non-cash payment is still exact because it doesn't involve coins. SoOOoo... if I buy something and the price is being rounded down I pay cash (win!) and if the price is being rounded up (dirty plasters) I use debit. Umma retire filthy rich!
Man, I had better do something with the big bucket of pennies I've had forever before they do that here. I hate pennies (don't know why) so every time I get some I toss them in the bucket. It's too heavy to move, let alone lift.
and yet about the same, actuallyThe odds are terrible. They're even worse if you don't play.
Nah, it'd still be dumb. Just imagine the farcial ridiculousness of that cosmic joke having been played on youYeppers...it's really dumb.....until you WIN the Jackpot
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My wife was a senior manager of a casino. She still holds a California Gaming License. She knows more about money and how the bills are made and how to detect fake money... and she knows gaming to the degree that playing cards with her within the 'gaming realm' is not fun.I went thru a little phase of gambling obsession myself. I loved playing craps. Many times when my wife and I were in Vegas, she would get tired and go up to the room and I would stay in the casino and play craps until daylight. This never went over over too well though. When they opened the casinos here in Detroit I started going a little too often. I was the guy that read books on what the best craps strategy was. I loved the whole probability and statistics thing. I used the excuse that craps was the game that the house had the least advantage on (except single hand Black Jack). I finally got my head out of my you know what and stopped before I did any damage. So I can understand that gambling can be an addiction for sure.