On winning the lottery


September 26, 2022

I bought my first lottery ticket recently.

 It was a $20 scratch-off that paid me a $40 prize.

 Winning produced a nice little thrill, so I bought another $20 ticket right away. And lost.

 I put out $40 to win $40 that day.

 I’ve bought three $20 scratch-offs since then and won nothing.

 To date, I’ve paid out $100 to win $40.

 The house always wins in the end.

 Still, some pe...

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