Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lottery Thoughts

I'm listening to a Radio 4 discussion on lotteries. Some one has just trotted out the one about the National Lottery being a tax on the poor. Mm. Maybe. But at least it's an optional tax.

4 comments:

ed said...

Yes, it's an optional tax where you have a 1:57 chance of winning something. Unlike, ya know, all those other forms of tax, which'll be taken wether you want them taken or not, and which you'd be lucky to have a 1:1000 change of seeing any of it again...

Nelly said...

1:57? Time I was doing it then.

ed said...

Hey, I never said it was a good chance. It's just a better chance.

(Heh. The captcha that blogger just supplied was 'pants'. This both amused me and summed up my comment at the same time.)

Nelly said...

Me Ma is a scratch card addict. Many is the coffee & scone we've had from her winnings.

Her losings? We don't talk about them.