Why Does Anyone Bother Playing the Lottery?

Xavier Toby | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Our brains are so good at stories that for a moment they even feel real, and it genuinely feels great to fantasize about winning the lottery, to talk about it with others, and do some quick internet browsing for private jets and mechanical monkeys. Far better than than putting money in a jar.

WATCH: Woman Wins $1 Million Lottery Twice In One Day

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Most of the time, accidentally buying the same lottery ticket twice - with the same exact numbers, 5, 13, 17, 20 and 30 - would be thought of as a pre...