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MixedNuts comments on [SEQ RERUN] New Improved Lottery - Less Wrong Discussion

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Comment author: MixedNuts 31 May 2011 08:37:30PM 0 points [-]

Oh, okay. I extrapolated from

The conditions of being stuffed - unless you have a lot of money - may not be that uncommon

that you thought a sizeable proportion of lottery players were in this situation. Apologies for Gricean failure.

So, do we agree that while there are odd situations where humans should play the lottery (and odd minds that value tiling the universe with lottery tickets), people who play the lottery are in fact being stupid? (Or maybe you're agnostic with respect to their stupidity? If you do, then this requires more data, given perceived incidence of short-on-train-fare situation.)