Why wax philosophic over the damned lottery anyway. You have as much chance of being bitten by a shark while being struck by lightning than winning the powerball. Here’s a thought (I actually did this once), get a jar, any jar and make it accessible. Now every week put in five dollars. At the end of the year, voila! You’re $1800 richer! You won your own lottery. now you can blow it on the ponies, the slots or take a vacation.