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Talking Dictionary582. Sucko Lotto


582. Franklin crumpled his lottery ticket. "Another loser," he said, as he tossed it into the trashcan. His wife Eleanor said, "Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. You should have brains enough not to play that stupid game in the first place. Everyone knows that you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery. But the TV commercials never show us people getting struck by lightning. They just show us actors pretending to be million‐dollar winners." Franklin said, "Yes, the odds are ridiculous. But it's the only game in town. They should make it fairer for us players. They should distribute more winnings to more people. I mean, why give $400 million to only one winner? They should give $400 million to 400 winners. More people would play if they knew their chances were 400 times better." Eleanor said, "Humph! You still wouldn't win." 5.2


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