Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly opens a panel discussion about an unlucky scratch card winner who was refused her win. PHOTO: Fox News screenshot
Bad news sells. I was skimming through a few business news sites this morning, and one thing stood out. The news was mainly negative.
There was no good news. Instead, there was a list of impending problems with the economy, politics and personal stuff. This is quite common - all news media get their readership by scaring you silly with announcements of doom.
But there is a source of good news, and it’s right here...
It's the lottery. So let's measure the lottery up against the problems we seem be be facing in the world. I think you'll be surprised:
WORLD PROBLEM: Gas prices increase.
Lottery winning jackpots amounts have generally increased massively each year.
WORLD PROBLEM: Food prices have shot up.
Lottery ticket prices have stayed the same, or risen less slowly.
WORLD PROBLEM: Stocks and shares crash regularly.
Lottery winning amounts have reliably stayed the same or increased.
WORLD PROBLEM: Cost of living always goes up.
Lottery ticket prices have stayed the same, or only slowly increased.
WORLD PROBLEM: Price of houses has slumped or increased beyond average.
Lottery winning amounts in all categories have generally increased.
I could go on. But I don't need to... I'm sure you get the picture. Every year the lottery becomes a better bet!
For example, in just a few weeks we’ve seen the Mega Millions and US Powerball reach their highest payouts ever. Mega Millions hit over a billion and a half dollars.
And here's one of the more happier facts - most of my Silver Lotto products have remained at the same price for at least 15 years.
How’s that for good news!