Everytime I buy a lottery ticket, I can hear the tinkling laugh of a friend who pshawed the lottery for people who are “bad at math.”
But, I’m NOT bad at Math. The odds are 1:Gazillion I will win. Those aren’t good odds. I know that. EVERYBODY knows that.
I don’t base my decision on the odds of winning, but on the risk:reward ratio. It only costs a buck to play, and I lose more than that every time I do the laundry and pull a wet thumb drive out of the washer…. (Does that mean I can quit doing the laundry?)
It’s because I’m not bad at math that I decided to self-publish.