When we buy a lottery we genuinely believe that this could be ‘the one’. From a luxury sports car, a holiday home abroad and a once in a lifetime cruise, we dream of all the things we would buy if the numbers on the ticket are called out. Lotteries are a form of escapism from the strain of work and paying the mortgage and bills, hence the popularity of lotteries across the world.
Governments love lotteries because they are cost-effective way for countries to donate money to could causes as an allocated percentage of the money raised from the sale of lottery tickets goes to responsible social causes.
From picking numbers of dates that are unique and special, to choosing complete random numbers, people are always looking for ways to win the lottery, but as it proven twice a week when the lottery-results/">lottery results are called in Britain, there is no method of picking winning numbers other than pure luck.
Similar to the United Kingdom, in the United States, millions buy lottery tickets regularly, particularly it seems when there is a jackpot and the prize money has crept up to over a 100 million dollars. In fact, according to research, Americans spend
approximately 25 billion dollars a year on lottery tickets.
For millions across the world, lotteries make their lives more interesting, more enriching. Spending a spare pound or two in our pockets every week in order to be ‘in with a chance’, or at least to be able to keep the dream alive about quitting our jobs, buying a new house and paying off all our debts.
This is the fundamental reason people around the world love lotteries as it gives us a chance to imagine and ‘escape’ from our jobs, debts and ‘routines’, because after all, as the lottery/">National Lottery states, ‘you have to be in it to win it!’