OK... so who here plays the lottery and why? when I was 18 I was invited to go on a ski trip with some friends... I only had $25 bucks and I had no one to borrow money from! On my way into the supermarket for supplies for the trip, I threw a dollar on the counter and got an instant ticket... the result? I won a free ticket... the next one... I won a dollar now I was pretty entertained and was feeling lucky so I threw the dollar back on the counter for another ticket...and on that last ticket I won $50 bucks! it helped out for the trip... I was pretty entertained and stoked about winning, but vowed to not spend any more on it cause I used up all my good luck! a few years back before PA sold Powerball tix, we used to make an afternoon out of driving to WVA (about 45 minutes away) and get ice cream and powerball tickets! if you play, why? I mean we all know it's a poor investment right? Have you won anything?