I`m very split about gambling, seeing both it`s difficulties and it`s benefits (it has really boosted the municipal treasury here and created alot of jobs). I can`t say I know enough or have enough conviction on the subject one way or another, as I have friends who work in local the industry, and a family member who was hurt by it.
For the most part though, the family experience with lotto was nothing more than a inexpensive hobby. What`s interesting is everyone knew they weren`t going to win big... what happened at the family business was everyone in the truck would get a daily ticket, and it`d be much more of a family bonding thing than a winning thing (although I`ve won a few times, nothing more than enough for a few extra at the bar... ahhh, those were the days).
To this day, although I don`t work there anymore, I still on occasion will plunk down a dollar. I like iouone `s list of reasons. They make alot of sense.
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