You probably didn’t, either. Although winning tickets were sold in several states, odds are they weren’t yours.
The odds really do stink, you know. That’s why some wags call the lottery “a tax on people who are bad at math.”
Going out on a fiscal limb here, but…I don’t think the lottery is so bad.
It’s not that I think the lottery is “good,” i.e., an important part of a balanced financial portfolio. I just think it’s not-so-bad in the way that potato chips are not-so-bad. An occasional handful won’t kill you. If you focus on chips to the exclusion of anything healthy, then you’ve got a problem.