Just kidding. You cant with the lottery. It’s clearly a conspiracy theory. I am so fed up with the lottery but I can’t stop playing. How does it all work? What does it all mean? AHHHHH!!
Essentially, lotteries are operated and regulated by national, state, or provincial governments, and cities. Lottery tickets are sold so prevalently you might as well start using them as toilet paper instead of taking the time to scratch off another losing ticket. Lottery tickets are sold at more than 2o3,000 locations in North America. Most commonly, they are sold at convenience because these are places that get the most foot traffic on a daily basis. How does it work? Retailers are paid a very small commission usually about 5% per ticket and sometimes more if they sell a winning ticket. But, lets be honest. They don’t sell winning tickets and if they did the government would probably hoard the money anyway like they do with every other penny that floats through our currency system.
Lottery ticket sales were almost $262 billion last year. At this point, I am pretty much convinced I might as well walk down to D.C. and hand my money directly to the government. I mean its not like the government doesn’t already receive enough money from me, raising taxes faster than I can blink my eyes. I wouldn’t be surprised if the government is working on a plan to raise taxes again right now as I write this post.
One story in specific comes to mind when I think about the lottery. Last week, I went into the store and bought a lottery ticket. I won but my prize was as an additional free ticket from the same strand of tickets that I had just brought. Now, I think to myself what the hell could the chances possibly be that the next ticket in that row is actually going to be a prize when the ticket before it essentially just gave me the right to get one additional ticket. Well, I am pretty sure the percent of me winning on the next ticket would be 0%. So i get the next ticket, anxiously scratch it off like a kid on Christmas morning and of course I win nothing. Being the sucker that I am I buy one more ticket. I scratch it off and what a surprise-my prize is one additional ticket. I get the next ticket in the row and of course I win nothing.
The government has created the lottery in order to create another widespread addiction where they can funnel more of people’s money into their system. It’s ludicrous at this point. What scheme will they come up with next?