If you look at the statistics of lottery winners it ruins many lives. Most are broke several years afterwards and worse for having won. As a math teacher I'm aware of the ridiculousness of giving my money away but I think I'm more fearful of winning if I buy a ticket than throwing my money away. Winning a huge sum of money would make it unnecessary for me to work. What would I do? To what would I derive meaning and usefullness? Of course I could use the money to do more good but I wouldn't be incentivised to really do so. It'd have to come from within and... I want to make it on my own and not rely on winning. I sometimes wonder if anyone else thinks like I do. Of course there must be many people but I've never heard anyone say such a thing. I mean who says "I'd never want to win a lottery". Well I do. People who win at gambling often have an increase in gambling addiction. They start to believe they can win again. That they have control over it. Sorry but it's unlikely. Don't buy the ticket.