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Most people play the lottery because they dream about becoming rich. But some people go too far, gambling away too much of their money on a hopeless dream. Sometimes it gets out of control when they gamble bigger amounts when the jackpot becomes big. It could then spiral even more out of control when they lose money and start betting more to recoup their previous losses. Just like gambling at the casino, gambling on the lottery could become an addiction.
Most lottery corporations worldwide recognize that some people could get addicted. About 2% to 5% of all lottery players are addicts and lottery corporations try to educate them about the lottery. They say that playing lotteries should only be a form of entertainment and not a way to make money. The majority of lottery players will end up at a loss during the course of their lifetimes and they are have a lottery addiction if they gamble away to much of their money.
A surefire sign that your lottery playing has become and addiction is that you hide the fact that you are playing the lottery from loved ones, or you never tell them how much money you actually spend.
Would do you do if you think you may have a lottery addiction. You must first realize the facts and then come to grip with them. First of all, lotteries are random and the odds of winning are astronomical. You must realize that you can't win. Aside from that, there are are few other things that can help you:
- Set a limit on the amount of money you spend on lottery tickets. Never spend more than you could afford to lose
- Take up other hobbies to get your mind away from playing the lottery
- Get professional counseling help if you cannot control your lottery spending yourself
Playing the lottery should be fun, as long as you know your limits.