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Read it and weep…

Scathing and right-on visual commentary on the lotto from Cracked.com — it’s not just a tax on innumeracy, it’s a finely tuned psychological weapon used to exploit cognitive blind-spots and profit from human misery.

The recession has seen a rise in lotto sales as people streamline their financial idiocy from “paying for money they don’t have” to “paying for money they’ll never have.”

 

Even the Wikipedia article says that “buying a lottery ticket reduces the buyer’s expected net worth…”

If Lottery Tickets Told the Truth (via BoingBoing)