An important aspect of personal finance that worries many people is gambling. We have lotteries, casinos, and power balls that get billions of dollars spent each year—often by people who can’t afford it. I agree that others are wasting their money, but it’s time to tell a little truth about government gambling. First, running numbers are illegal, except in a state that has a lottery. And if your state has a lottery, running numbers is still illegal. Now tell me what’s the point? Isn’t this the “do as I say, not as I do” argument?
The lottery is a big scam and governments shouldn’t get involved in it. The government shouldn’t run the lottery unless you think the government should run the casino, serve drinks during the game, and park your car. No matter how much revenue is generated voluntarily, that’s just not what our “limited government” should be doing.
And let’s say the lottery was a good idea to raise money for a good cause.
So why is one of the richest and oldest lotteries in the country run by a struggling government? Yes, despite all the billions that have been made in over 20 years, 파워볼사이트 is in a deplorable economic state. This is what you get by giving more money to the government. What about the chances of winning? I’m here to tell you that this is all a big lie. I have not seen any state openly talking about how small your chances are. Here’s an example: Powerball says you’ll win the Fantasy 5 jackpot if you match 5 numbers from field 39. But you’ll also win if you match 3 out of 5. What are the chances of that?
It is said that your chances of matching 3 out of 5 winning numbers in Fantasy 5 are 1 in 103.
Okay, let’s figure it out. The equation 39 times 38 times 37 gives us the number of combinations for 3 numbers chosen at random (that are not duplicates) in a box of 39 numbers. It’s 1 in “how much” I’m looking for. So what’s the answer? This is 1 in 54,834. Surely someone will win at some point. There are many games with many opportunities to win in every game. Some games are played daily, others twice a week. There are also millions of regular players. Putting it all together, the lottery may show winners on a regular basis, but big wins are rare.