Financial Advice/Motivation

The Lottery Game — Let’s Talk About The Winning Numbers

Lanu Pitan🥰
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5 min readMay 20, 2021


‘’There are people who have money and there are people who are rich’’ Coco Channel

The Lottery Game — You have to be in it to win. Photo by Jonathan Petersson on Unsplash

I was reading today’s newspaper (London Metro), and I saw so many adverts about the weekend lottery jackpots.

Tonight — Set for life — £10,000 every month for 30 years.

This Friday — Euromillion hot pick — £1m.

This Friday — Euromillion — £47m

This Friday — Thunderball — £500,000

This Saturday — Lotto hot pick — £350,000.

This Saturday Lotto — £20m.

And many instant scratch cards are also available.

The advert said, ‘’you have to be in it to win it.’’

The National Lottery game appeals to middle-aged people and older adults. So people are being lured to pick up a ticket or two with the hope of hitting the jackpot. An answer to ‘’getting rich quick’’. I smiled because I realised that this is a getting rich quick without any guarantee, just like the internet solopreneurs will try to convince you to take a course or a programme they offer, and pronto, you leave a life of poverty behind.

An illusion Of The Mind

Since the National Lottery was launched in the UK, in 1994, it has generated £42 billion pounds from players, (November 2020 data). Most are students, people of little means and daydreamers. It has also generated 5,900 millionaires, £7.1 billion in prize money. Around £30 million is raised weekly.

These sorts of adverts are everywhere and seem to promote an easier route to wealth without work. You have the adverts on billboards and virtually everywhere designed to lure you and me, I mean those of us with limited means and a modest lifestyle in exchange for what I will call an illusion of the mind. So if we say these adverts create illusion and are far from reality, what then is the reality or some winning numbers for lotteries in the UK, (where I am most familiar with?).

What are your chances of winning the lottery? According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are: