Thursday, January 22, 2009

Don't win the lottery!

Funny I said yesterday that I'd like to start playing the lottery (disregarding a brief unsuccessful spell round the time Lost came out - I pathetically tried Hurley's 'cursed' numbers). Nick Cohen once branded it a "tax on the daft and the desperate" and he certainly had a point. If you need more to put you off, this piece Lotteries and Irrationality on the excellent Stumbling and Mumbling blog points towards a University of Pittsburgh paper showing that lottery winners are statistically much more likely to end up bankrupt.

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