Who Wants To Win The Lottery?

To a larger extent I think that every one reading this would say me. Then again with all the bad publicity ข่าวหวย of those who have won and who’s life’s have become total disasters more and more people are asking the question “do I want to win?”. I think before we answer the question we need to contemplate the consequences of such an action.

The Winning Numbers

First of all we have to take a look at ones chances of ever hitting the big jackpot. Most but not all lottery systems have you randomly picking six numbers between one and forty-nine. The numbers you chose depend a lot on the way you as a person thinks. Some of us would pick numbers about family members ages while others will use birthdays. There is any number of unlimited ways to pick your six numbers for playing.

Once you have selected your numbers they are then registered with the selected lottery company’s computer system in the form of a lottery ticket. This is your proof that you did register your numbers and participated in the lottery of the day your ticket is valid. Then you have to wait until the drawing to see if you have won.

Now to win the jackpot of most if not all lottery’s you have to select all six numbers drawn randomly at the drawing. That’s five numbers plus a bonus ball. Your chances of picking the same six numbers are about 1 in 80,089,128. That is pretty big odds against you to start with. For some the heavens and earth align and they hit the jackpot.

Here you are now holding the winning ticket in your hand to several millions. You already know that claiming the prize is going to have huge life changing consequences. How big these changes are depends on you as a person and how you react to winning such a large sum of money.

Lottery Horror Stories

Every day we see and read about how bad things have been for past winners of the jackpot around the globe. There is even a television show about people who have won and lost everything. So much is publicized about people who have won and how it has damaged there lives because it sells. Pick up any news paper or take a look on-line at most news web sites and you will see the stories within are generally full of doom and gloom.

They print all the bad stories because they sell. People are curious by nature and for some strange reason need to read or watch about the failure of others around them. Sure I will agree that a small majority of jackpot winners do have unfortunate changes in their lives which have negative effects. Are these changes due to how they reacted to winning such a large amount of money or the changes of others towards them because they have so much money?

I think it would be fair to say that it is equally a combination of both these circumstances. Only too often the dream of winning is far greater than the actual realization of winning. Others around you can and will try to pass their opinions on to you about what you should or should not do. This can lead to tremendous problems from not just family and friends but strangers as well.

Responsible Winners

On the other hand we never really hear about people that have won and go on to lead very fruitful lives as a result. These stories may not seem news worthy for publishers or the people who won just keep a low profile. Through out the world a number of people who have won that have gone on to affect many peoples lives in a positive way.