Pond's Laws on Lotteries

On Lotteries

Pond’s Laws of Lotteries
1. Your chances of winning the lottery are less than the chance that you’ll be struck by lightning at the precise moment you’re being kidnapped by Martians.
2. Anyone with a winning scratch ticket will use said winnings to purchase additional scratch tickets until such time as he or she is in possession of only losing tickets.
3. The quickest way to determine how many of your relatives and acquaintances are in need of immediate financial assistance is to win the lottery.

Pond’s Law of Misplaced Priorities
A lottery player will spend more time selecting a number or a scratch ticket than he or she would spend buying a major appliance.  Corollary:  And they are always in front of you in the convenience store line.