Remember what Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Goose (Anthony Edwards) used to say to one another in the famous movie Top Gun? “I feel the need, THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!” I suppose the same thing could be said about our desire to play the lottery or compete in any game of chance. What could possibly be faster than instantly winning a huge cash award through the lottery or an online sweepstakes? One day you’re down on your luck skipping stones off the top of the lake the next you’re on top of the world living on easy street. You’ve got the world on a string and you’re gonna have a blast with it.
What’s the difference between winning the lottery and not? Well what are you doing Monday morning? You’re probably going to work. What could you be doing as a lottery winner? Anything you darned well please! That’s what.
Suddenly I’m not backed up hundred of cars deep in traffic trying to fight the rat race to get the work. Nope because I’m sleeping in, then heading to the first tropical beach that comes to mind to drink fruity cocktails in a cabana. While the rest of the world slaves away in the office.
Why do I play the lotto? Why do I enter online sweepstakes? Why wouldn’t I? With so little to lose and so much to gain it would seem the choice of a madman not to play. I still have big dreams and I want to win a life changing sum of money and explore the world following my every whim without a care in the world. Because at the end of the day money equals freedom and isn’t freedom really the route of true happiness?
Why do YOU play the lotto? Let us know in the comments below.