If you were unlucky, or lucky enough to have visited Las Vegas in the US, or even if you were watching at least one movie or TV series taking place there, then you know that their credo is “The house always wins”. The same thing is true for every and any game of luck you have ever tried or avoided playing, including the Lottery, betting on sports or even shows like “Who wants to be a millionaire”. All of them are rigged, so the house always wins. Granted, to keep appearances, somebody does win, but it is always someone, who will not use the money smartly or who needs it for very human and altruistic purposes.
Particularly game shows, where you can win big are dangerous, because everyone sees you winning the cash. It just invites all kind of people to barrage your home and try to get the money from you by any means necessary. Betting on horses is even more bogus. Up to a point, people can win some, but all races, where the underdog wins, it will never be you having placed the bet. Some people swear that they have won betting on football, maybe they have won some quid, but they have spent tenfold in order to play throughout the year – the one win did not cover anything.
Did you know that the National Lottery is multiple billions of British Pound Sterling worth business and that every year more than ten billions are collected in revenue? Where does all the money go, you ask? Well, it is going for a “good cause”, as the government professes, yet there are no official numbers where exactly the money went. There is a Big Lottery Fund, which received almost 7 billion Pounds since 2004, which has allegedly funded over 100,000 projects across the UK. On their website you can find some information, but the whole website looks like a Scientology recruitment front.
All these lotteries, scratchcards, game shows, even bingo are nothing but gambling outlets, wagering of money for a set game, which is made by the government to collect more taxes and provide here and there some positive PR, funded by the gullible and the addicted. Even if you get some money, it will bring you no good, because either the government will make sure it gets it back by any means necessary, or you will throw it away in the most useless and unprofitable manner. Nobody became and stayed rich through lottery or casino won money. No “self-made” millionaire or billionaire started out with any such won money and not a single person received a Nobel Prize for all the good he or she did with any money won through gambling, ever.
Instead wasting your money on any gambling, whatever being the name of the game, use the money to do something good for yourself. Take the money you intended on spending on lottery tickets and put it into a jar. A year from now, you will be able to finance a vacation, a few years down the road you would be able to purchase a brand new car and not a cheap one at that.