Alright, so the chances of you willing the lottery pretty much suck. And according this article, you need to buy at least 145 lottery tickets if you want a 99% chance of having a winning lottery.
If you do the math, a lottery ticket typically costs 2 dollars each. So buying 145 lottery tickets is $290 dollars a week. Yikes!
If you want to get really morbid, your chances of being killed by a vending machine is higher than winning the lottery.
Despite that, I’m giving you permission and telling you it’s OK to buy lottery tickets, and you can still get financially ahead. [Read more…]