posted on May, 20 2013 @ 09:54 AM
I doubt these are rigged.
The odds play it themself. There are 10s of millions of possible combinations. The odds of winning are astronomically low.
Anybody who understands statistics, knows that playing a lottery is quite a waste of money. The odds are so low to win. Paying for a chance of being
one in hundreds of millions is pretty much pointless.
I remember a study about how much people waste on playing lotteries. On average a low-income person spends nearly 9% of their yearly salary on lottery
tickets... Some less, some more, but the average of 9% says a lot about one´s intelligence.
I have bought sometimes ticket for fun, when the jackpot is very high, although you cant be dissappointed in that case that you did not win, as the
odds are so low. Its like being disappointed in Texas Holdem, when you dont get Royal Flush at flop... And the odds of getting royal flush at flop are
higher than the odds of winning a jackpot
Here the lotteries are government owned non-profit organisations. Every cent of profits goes to charities and the salaries of worker are kept quite
low. The CEO of the company get around 80k $ a year (63k€), which is not that much, considering that millions are given to charities. Most of the
sports clubs for kids and scholarships are taken from these earnings, so even when I lose, its like giving the money to charity.
20-5-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)