Why? Because you didn’t win. But if you don’t know that you didn’t win, then you get to keep the fantasy going.
Let’s break it down. Buying a lotto ticket is fun, because you’re really buying a fantasy. “What would I do if I won?” That’s two dollars well-spent in my book. When I’ve got an active lotto ticket, I spend those nights fantasizing about all the things I’d do with the money. I love it.
But what happens when you check your ticket? The fantasy evaporates. You find out that you didn’t win, and your dream is over.
Me? I never check them. Ever. Even when I find out that there’s a $1,000,000 ticket that was unclaimed and sold in my town (there is), I still don’t check it.
Y’know why? Because I didn’t win. And neither did you. But I still want the fantasy.
Never check your tickets. Ignorance is rich bliss.
~Jake from 98.7 The Bull