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With the UK National Lottery paying out £66 million and the US Powerball $1.3 billion, we’re interested in finding out your opinion on playing the lottery.
Why do you think people gamble? Is it truly the honest belief that they will win? Are these people extreme optimists? Or just very hopeful? If so, is it the hope that they are buying each week?
What about the idea of found money? So many lottery winners end up spending all their money on wildly extravagant things. So much so that an estimated 70% of people who suddenly receive a large sum of money lose it in just a dew years. Does this show that if you don’t work hard earning your money, you don’t appreciate it? Or is there a fundamental problem with money ethics? In our materialistic culture, do we really think that if you have money it is necessary to spend it?
What would you do? This BBC article  has some suggestions. Are you the kind of person who would buy a yacht, a private plane or an island? Would you spend your money on experiences and holidays? Would you try to better yourself and go back to university? Or would you give your winnings back to your community?
As always, we are really interested in your point of view, so comment and share to join the conversation.
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