# Lottery Is Good or Not

Topics: Prize, Federal government of the United States, Human Pages: 4 (1625 words) Published: November 4, 2012
Is lottery a good idea?
These days, a lot of people play lottery and spend a certain amount of money on it while few of them earn back what they spend. Someone says lottery is a kind of tax collected by the government on peoples’ luck and desire to be rich. In another aspect, lottery is also gambling, and it could make people to be a millionaire in a night if the person is lucky enough, however, it has a negative effect that it causes inequality, crimes and so on. So lottery is not a positive idea to most of the lottery players and to the stabilization of the whole society. Lottery causes inequity. It is known that everyone always gets what one deserves and how much one gets depend on how hard one works. However, some may think lottery is equal to everyone as everyone has the same probability to win the first prize. Though there exists probability that one person may get the first prize and to be lucky enough to become a wealthy man in a night, the probability is so small. There is a lottery like this: the cost of ticket is 1 dollar, the persons have a probability of 1:10,179,260 to win the Grand prize which have 2 million dollars’ reward , and have a probability of 1:36,881 to win the Second prize which have 1000 dollars’ reward. Now, considering the number of 1:10179260 and 1:36881, we can see the probability is nearly close to zero and how lucky should a person is so that he/she can get such a big reward. Actually, though it is known that it is equal for everyone to win the prize, the probability to win is approximately equal to zero. Playing lottery is a waste of money, time and human energy, and it should be reduced so that the efficiency is reached. Some may believe that playing lottery is a cheap, easy way of making investment, which could not be known as a fault. I want to analyze this point in the following two aspects. Firstly, playing lottery is not a cheap way of making investment. Every ticket costs not much, but I want to take a calculation, if...