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Desrtopa comments on Lotteries: A Waste of Hope - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Desrtopa 11 January 2013 04:45:28AM 0 points [-]

these are all scenario's in which the player on the Lotto actually rationally pays for the soothing dream of a better (financial) future. A future that will not happen if one would not win the lottery.

There are other ways for a low income person to strike it rich. More people may find it believable that they'll strike it rich in the lottery than, say, write the next big novel, but that doesn't mean that the lottery is their most realistic avenue to wealth.