The best game ever played?
What’s the motivation when choosing a game to play? Serious gamers might have all kinds of reasons for choosing one game over another, but the main principle behind playing a game is always to be entertained.
However, there’s one game where the entertainment factor is practically zero, yet millions of us play it every week. The lottery is something that may lack player interaction but the potential of what you might win is almost unbelievable and that’s what makes so many of us decide to throw our chance in with everyone else and buy a lottery ticket.
Of course, there can be some sense of interaction in playing the lottery if you choose your numbers, but even then it’s only fleeting. Once those numbers have been picked your chances of winning or losing the lottery draw you’ve entered is sealed. The real fun in playing the lottery comes in the daydream that goes with every ticket purchase; planning how you’d spend the money!
The chances of that day dream becoming a reality are slim, but it’s likely that most of the people who’ve been made into millionaires with a lottery ticket had the same thought when they bought their ticket.
What’s great about today’s lotteries is that you no longer have to be resident in a country to play its lottery. Take the An Post National Lottery – more commonly known as the Irish Lotto. When you buy a ticket you have a 1 in 8,145,060 chance of winning the jackpot, compared with the UK National Lottery where the odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816 and winning the Powerball is 1 in 175 million. So it makes far more sense to play the Irish lotto and now you don’t have to be living in Ireland to play; you can simply buy your ticket online.
You may have to wait a few days for the draw to take place but as soon as you’ve clicked on ‘buy’ you can start dreaming right away!