Why We Can’t Resist The Fantasy Of A Lottery Ticket
“What we really buy is not a lottery ticket but the fantasy that we might win!”
With astronomical jackpots emerging in lotteries like Mega Millions and Powerball, lottery fever has reached an all-time high with Americans. The odds of winning these lotteries border on requiring a miracle with 1 in 302.6 million for the Mega Millions and around 1 in 292 million. And if you are fantasizing about winning both lotteries, you can imagine these odds - something around 1 in 88 quadrillions!
Being aware of these realities, we continue to play and keep putting our money into these lotteries. So we have to ask: ”What motivates us to keep playing?”
Belief - Money Buys Happiness
Most of us experience a sense of satisfaction when we receive money and planning to spend money on ourselves gives a similar feeling. There are some who believe that it is the money itself that gives us this feeling of ha