Quoted from RTS:
I've learned that I have almost the exact same chance of winning if I don't buy a ticket.
I figure what the hell - live a little! It's fun to dream and a having a shot only costs $2.
Quoted from JJHLH:
Winning the lottery is often a curse, as strange as that may sound. Many lives have been wrecked because of it. Some winners have even committed suicide because they were so miserable. It introduces problems that people never even considered before they won. Once you have enough money to survive and be reasonably comfortable adding more often does more harm than good. It’s counterintuitive, like many things in life.
I'm willing to accept the risk.