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Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun May 06, 2018 2:00 am

do you think buying a lottery ticket is bad
some of the proceeds pay for arkansas tuition
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Re: lottery ticket

Post by rightviewftw » Sun May 06, 2018 2:34 am

Of course it's bad... It has negative expected value and the return on investment is often negative 50+%. Probably the worst form of gambling and is worse than slot machines when it comes to the ROI. In other words it is like giving away money.
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Post by chownah » Sun May 06, 2018 2:53 am

Indeed, thinking of buying a lottery ticket as an investment is delusional.
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Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun May 06, 2018 5:03 am

is claiming charity on your taxes bad
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Re: lottery ticket

Post by LG2V » Sun May 06, 2018 11:48 am

It's not ethically bad imo, but it's sort of an "idiot tax", given the unlikelihood of success. Your money would probably be better spent investing in cryptocurrency.
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Post by lyndon taylor » Sun May 06, 2018 1:31 pm

much better to donate the money you were going to gamble to charity, takes out the middleman.
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Re: lottery ticket

Post by Mkoll » Wed May 23, 2018 9:30 am

The Buddha talks about gambling in DN 33 (Venerable Narada translation):
"There are, young householder, these six evil consequences in indulging in gambling:


(i) the winner begets hate,
(ii) the loser grieves for lost wealth,
(iii) loss of wealth,
(iv) his word is not relied upon in a court of law,
(v) he is despised by his friends and associates,
(vi) he is not sought after for matrimony; for people would say he is a gambler and is not fit to look after a wife.
I know the few times I bought a lottery ticket in the past, a great deal of fantasizing, agitation, and clinging would arise. Those things suffice as a warning to stay away.
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