Friday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing disappointed millions once again. “It’s never even anybody I know” complained losing ticket holder Amanda Hanson. “And I know like a hundred people.” Amanda Buys her ticket twice weekly for the Mega Millions drawing which has so far been nothing but a disappointment for her and her friends. “We won $12 once, but that was because we bought like 20 tickets together. I’m never gonna win.”
Martin Henkel, who is 42 years old and spent approximately $3000 on lottery tickets last year, is in a lottery pool at work with 10 other people. “We won $10K once, which came out to $720 after taxes for each of us. That covered my lottery ticket expenses for almost 3 months, which is really depressing.” Many people like Martin have come to the realization that even moderate winnings are worth almost nothing. “They are just a tease to get us to keep playing.” And it works. Every week people buy more tickets in the hope of winning it big.
“I don’t even need that much money” says German Hernanadez. “I mean I’d be happy splitting the jackpot 10 or even 20 ways, I don’t need to win it all for myself. $5 Million is all I want.” German’s sentiments were shared by thousands of disillusioned losers last week, as an elderly couple, who although they might deserve some small amount of happiness for their lives of toil and grief, robbed the rest of us of any hope for a care-free future, when they picked the only winning ticket. “$270 Million is a freakin boatload of money for two old people” said losing ticket holder AJ “Way too much for them to ever spend. That money would make more people happy if it were split ten ways, and it would still be plenty.”