|Posted: August 30, 2005, 8:40 am - IP Logged|
Makes no sense to me..the odds are defintely against the players and yes, they did change it to make more money!! and anyone who doesn't think so is living in la-la land. The lottery is a business and if it is a well run business, it won't lose money. By expanding the W/B by 2, we may see a 500 million jackpot..this is their goal..because people play more when the jackpot is higher and they make more money...plain and simple.
The lottery is a business and if it is a well run business, it won't lose money.
I wonder if, in the entire history of lotteries and before that, in the numbers racket, if any lottery has ever lost money. In that business I'd guess success is measured not in whether it makes money, or loses it, but rather in whether it pays out in pennies, or in nickles for the $100 bills it takes in.
When something seems plain and simple in this life it usually isn't. But occasionally it's simpler than we'd imagine, such as this time.
Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.
It's about number behavior.
Egos don't count.
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