SONGSOPTOK: Do you buy lottery tickets? If yes, then how frequently? What is your motivation for buying them?

INDRANI: I do not buy lottery tickets.

SONGSOPTOK:  Have you ever won a lottery? If yes, then can you describe what your feelings were? If not, do you feel disappointed every time you lose?

INDRANI: I do not buy lottery tickets at all .

SONGSOPTOK:  Why, according to you, people buy lottery tickets, especially where the probability of winning is infinitely small? Is it lust or is it more of an adventure?

INDRANI: Everyone wants easy money . But

SONGSOPTOK:  Do you think that buying lottery tickets is rational? If so, what is the rationality behind it?

INDRANI: No I find it extremely irrational. "To play at any game of chance for stakes. To stake or risk money, or anything of value, on the outcome of something involving chance. The only rationality involved here is the dream of getting a huge lump sum amount of money .

SONGSOPTOK:  Can buying lottery tickets be compared to other forms of betting and gambling? Please explain your answer.

INDRANI:  It could be since most people buy lottery tickets like crazy ,

SONGSOPTOK:  Do you think lotteries are immoral in the sense that they tempt people to ‘waste’ money? Do you personally look at it as wastage?

INDRANI: Yes I do think that lotteries are immoral in the sense that they tempt people to waste money. I think it is more of an intoxication than wastage. People get addicted to it in a negative way

SONGSOPTOK:  Recent studies designate buying lottery tickets as compulsive buying. Do you agree with this view? Have you witnessed this in your own life? Would you consider it to be a form of addiction?

INDRANI: Yes I think it is a impulsive decision. Yes it is a form of addiction. Everyone wants easy money and hence everyone want to take a chance .

SONGSOPTOK:  All over the world the mega lotteries have become important social phenomena, surrounded by a lot of hype. What is your opinion about that?

INDRANI: I stay away from Hyped up things or situations hence I do not understand the logic behind this honestly . To bet on an uncertain outcome, as of a contest. To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit. In this case only huge oney becomes the motive.

SONGSOPTOK:  Do you watch the live draws on the television? Do you ever speculate on the number that will roll out next? How do you feel when you get it right? Have you ever guessed all the numbers and regretted not buying a ticket?

INDRANI: No I do not watch them .

SONGSOPTOK:  What would you do if you won the Powerball or the EuroMillions tomorrow? We would like to know everything you would like to do

INDRANI: I will donate the entire money to charity. Lottery, on the other hand, is not so clearly making a positive contribution. Gambling does tend to help local economies, but also usually brings with it well-documented unpleasant side effects.. But that's of relatively minor value, and those gamblers probably capture most of that value for themselves. On the other hand, they often increase the volatility of the markets, which is on the balance usually a negative (although it does afford savvy investors opportunities for larger profits


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