Sports bettors and poker players tend to scoff at people who spend their gambling dollars on lottery tickets, regarding them as timid, passive suckers. But is this derision warranted? Since lotteries are one of the oldest and most prevalent forms of gambling, there’s a vast repository of misinformation that has developed over the years. For example, did you know that in 1996 alone, 1,136 people won over $1M playing the lottery, while only 91 were killed by lightning strikes? Suck on that, fate! Read more.