What amount of money would change your life? $5,000? $50,000? One million? Chances are the amount of money that you feel will change your life has passed though your hands or will pass through your hands before you die. Many times in life we want a quick fix to our problems. And many of us have said, “If I could just win the lottery, that would answer my prayers!” Life rarely points you in the direction of a quick fix. There’s a quote that reads, “You can’t win the lottery unless you play.” Let’s take a look at the realistic chances of you winning the lottery.
-You are 6 to 45 times more likely to be struck by lightening than winning the lottery.
-You are 18 to 120 times more likely to die of flesh eating bacteria than winning the lottery.
-If you went golfing with 3 other buddies, the chances of 2 of you getting a hole-in-one on the same hole is greater than winning the lottery.
-You are 180 to 1,200 times more likely to die of a snake bite or bee sting than winning the lottery.
-If you drive 10 miles to purchase your lottery ticket, you are 3 to 20 times more likely to be killed in a car accident along the way than to win the jackpot.
Sorry to make so many references to death, but that should only make these stats more shocking! The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.
The most frightening stat is about 1 of 3 people in the United States think that winning the lottery is the only way to become financially secure.
Take a look at your debt. Add it all up. Now image what you could do with all the money you’re using to pay bills. The amount of money that you said would change your life is attainable minus your debt. Use that dollar on your debt instead of a lottery ticket.Education lottery my a$$! Let’s be better. I’d love to hear your thoughts.