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Cardboard Check Watch: Lucky on HBO

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 20th July 2010 2:09am
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Some people are Lucky.

Are you the person who organizes the office the Powerball pool? Or maybe you play the Pick Six when you pick up a six pack? Or perhaps you squirrel away especially delicious fortune cookie messages so you won't have to quick pick ? Do you love the Lotto so much you'll drive from Summerlin to Primm to get in on the $350,000,000 game? Do you have a lucky coin you religiously use to scrape those gambling scratchers?

Chances are you probably haven't won the lottery. Yet. But that doesn't stop the gambling obsessed from thinking about it. My lottery wish list? Hire an architectural firm to design and build three dream houses - one by the beach, one in the mountains, and a farm in Idaho or somewhere equally isolated. Take my Dad on a six star luxury trip through Europe centered around tasting the worlds best and most expensive Scotch. Hire Iron Maiden, Radiohead, Opeth and Pink Floyd to play at a gigantic party.

"Lucky", a new documentary from The HBO, examines the mindset behind lottery gambling and how the game has affected a half dozen people who have or haven't pulled in a big jackpot. If you are a tried and true gambler or have a thing for gigantic cardboard checks, "Lucky" is essential.

The money quote:

Winning the lottery is like throwing Miracle Grow on your character defects.

Tagged: cardboard checks   lottery   vegasTV   


Comments & Discussion:

My lotto dream is to buy a condo right on the Vegas Strip. Something with a tremendous view. Although, I do wonder sometimes whether that'd end up ruining it for me, just being there everyday, seeing it everyday, until it became unremarkable. Be a nice problem to have!

As for lotto party bands, I wonder how much it'd take to reunite Gn'R?

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