Why isn’t Labour squealing about Lotto?

I’ll bet that there are more family budgets being wrecked by Lotto right now than by Sky City.

Interesting to note where the top selling Lotto outlets are.

Imagine the outrage by the Greens and Labour if the odds of getting a win at Sky City were one in 38 million!

Lotto players are spending thousands in the hope of hitting a jackpot that could give them enough money to buy 150 new Lamborghini sports cars.

Last night, a $27 million Powerball wasn’t struck. It jackpots once more, to $30 million, which must be won next time. 

A survey of 16 of New Zealand’s luckiest stores yesterday found the largest amount spent in one go was $10,000 at Lotto Temptations in Birkenhead, in 2003.

Among the 16 Lotto agents, many reported people spending more than $450 on trying to make their dream come true.

But some couldn’t talk on the telephone yesterday as they had queues of customers out the doors.

“The customers who put $3000 on tickets are the ones who only come in once a year when it gets really big and must be won.”

Auckland University Associate Professor of Statistics Ross Ihaka put the odds of winning a $20 million windfall at 1 in 38 million.

Source: NZ Herald

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