Playing the lotto and lottery is universal. Everyone does it – rich people, poor people, East Coast, West Coast, U.S., Europe, Asia….after all, who doesn’t like to win?? Because it is so popular, lotto is a popular topic for movies, TV shows and books. Here are my favorite lotto and lottery moments from pop culture.
“The Office” Lotto Episode
In 2011, there was an episode of “The Office” called “Lotto”. “The Office” is a great sitcom that was imported from Great Britain. It used to be one of the funniest shows on television, but in the last couple of years, it has definitely lost some steam. In this particular episode, the guys in the warehouse win a big lottery jackpot and quit their jobs. Andy, the boss, has to scramble to find replacements. Everyone else in the office daydreams about winning the lotto.
“The Lottery Ticket” Movie
In 2010, there was a movie called “The Lottery Ticket”. While it didn’t do particularly well at the box office, it was a nice movie if you are into the lottery. The plot revolves around a man living in the projects that wins a $370 Million lottery jackpot. He has three days before he is able to cash in the ticket, and during those three days, his greedy neighbors, friends and other assorted characters try to needle in on his winnings. Pretty corny story, although there are some shades of truth in the storyline.
“The Lottery” Book
While not related to winning a lottery jackpot, “The Lottery” is a short story by Shirley Jackson, and it is taught in many High School English classes. The story revolves around a fictional small village that holds an annual “Lottery”. Each family name in the town picks a slip of paper from a bin, and the family that picks the paper with the black spot is chosen. Then each member of the chosen family repeats the ritual. The story ends with the chosen family member getting stoned by the village. While it’s not the happiest of stories, it is pretty powerful and emotional. To this day, I remember what I felt when I read it.
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