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Author: TheBreeze Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 744426  
Subject: Re: Lottery Winner Date: 3/31/2001 8:30 AM
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Never quite understood the custom of playing the lottery with a huge gang of people. The odds really don't change all that much ...and then on the off-chance you do win, you have to share with everyone else.

The camaraderie of joining in with your friends and IMAGINING winning is more a part of this than any monetary analysis. If someone really analyzed the financial aspects, would s/he even be playing the lottery?

Also, there may be only a little pleasure in the joy of winning a small amount, but the fear of being the only one to miss out is great.
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