I don’t play the lotto. Of course that means I won’t win. But I won’t win if I play either.

3 Quarks Daily’s Abbas Raza has written an interesting piece along these same lines. He thinks it’s even worse.

Someone once pointed out that for a round trip of more than 14 miles, there is a greater chance of dying in a traffic accident then there is of winning 100 million dollars in the NY State Lotto. Still, there are plenty willing to take their chances.

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