Monday, June 23, 2008
I used to occasionally buy a Powerball ticket when I was desperate and thought I'd never go anywhere. But the real value wasn't the chance at winning, it was all the pleasure it gave me from fantasizing about how I'd start a game company and how I could buy whatever food I wanted and go wherever I wanted. Now I don't buy lottery tickets because I wouldn't want to hear the implication that I didn't earn the money. I'd enjoy a million I made much more than a million I won. It would take a lot more discipline for me to not lose the money made from the lottery vs. business earnings.