Anything for a buck

I’ve always believed in the old aphorism that lotteries are “a tax on people who can’t do math.” The odds of winning are so astronomical, and you don’t even have the consolation of “well, SOMEONE has to win” — weeks and months can go by without a winner.

Nonetheless, I still occasionally drop a buck or five every couple of months or so. I figure I’m going to blow the money anyway, and I tell myself that at least the money goes (partly) to public education.

Last week, though, I noticed something new on the lottery ticket. More specifically, an advertisement.

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission is co-sponsoring a “replay” for losing tickets with “Movie Scene.”

I didn’t think I could be dumbfounded by the lengths marketers would go to, but this has gotta take the cake…

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