Human Stupidity
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Human Stupidity

Playing the Lottery is Stupid

Even if you win, you often lose

Photo by dylan nolte on Unsplash

The first known lottery was held in ancient China, during the Han Dynasty, around 200 B.C. The lotteries consisted of keno slips and were used to finance projects such as building the Great Wall of China.

The first European lotteries were held at dinner parties in the Roman Empire. Guests would receive tickets and the winner would…

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, artist, writer, engineer. Grew up in NYC, living in Austin. Love animals, books, hikes, art, travel, D&D and fireworks.