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The lottery has long been known as a "stupidity tax." I guess lottery participation may be a proxy for math education/achievement as well...
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Retired Jun 2011 at age 57 Target AA: 50% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 20% cash Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Actually, the people who scare me are the ones who consider the stock market to have the same rate of return as the lottery. I have heard this as an excuse why they spend everything that they earn (and then some).
Angels danced on the day that you were born.
Two points: I figured that I would only by a ticket if the jackpot was over 20 million. Otherwise, after taxes, why bother with the hassle. Next, always buy the ticket early in the week. You then have the entire week to entertain yourself with your daydreams. For me, once in awhile, that is worth a dollar.
Don't sweat the small stuff! And realize, it is all small stuff!
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