On Lotteries

Here’s a snippet that has stuck with me: a little riff between Jehiel and Debra on the subject of lotteries.
    Jehiel said that he has spoken with a number of people who have won the lottery.  (I imagine one of them was probably the court officer in the Hudson County courthouse where Sylvia clerked, who won $20 million.)  “People who win the lottery rarely ask, ‘Why me?'” said Jehiel.
    And Debra said that when she hears of people in this country playing the lottery, she tells them: “Don’t you realize that if you’re living here, you’ve already won the lottery?”

By: Nikki Pusin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *