|Posted: March 27, 2004, 2:09 am - IP Logged|
I agree. I've never considered my lottery participation as gambling but rather an interest in numbers. The term gambling has really never crossed my mind. I suppose one could get hooked on many different things in life such as caffeine, coffee, soda, sitcoms ...almost anything can become addictive in extreme excess. But as far as the lottery is concerned, I play for fun and and continue to enjoy every aspect of Powerball, Megabucks, and the other games I occasionally try. I usually stick to a pre-planned budget. One of the main reasons I like the lottery (other than the fun of studying and choosing the numbers) is the fact that the lottery is always true to it's players. In other words - we all know the odds to the various games when we go in and if you happen to match the required numbers and have a valid ticket - you win the prize plain and simple. You gotta be in it to win it and if you 'land on free parking' and do hit ...the numbers tell it all. There is no gray area in this game. That's why I love the lottery.
... the lottery never fails to surprise!