7 reasons you should NOT buy a ticket for the $1.2B Powerball jackpot

7 reasons you should NOT buy a ticket for the $1.2B Powerball jackpot

The Mega Millions Powerball prize has now soared to $1.2 billion.

After no takers for the Halloween drawing, the jackpot has gone up a notch from $1 billion to at least $1.2 billion.

The big bucks may tempt you to buy a ticket, but here are some reasons why you should not play the lottery.

1. You have a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the lottery so don't throw away your hard-earned income.

2. Powerball money supports capitalism and nothing screams capitalism more than having lots of money.

3. Lottery tickets are printed on paper. Did you know paper comes from trees? That's bad for the environment.

4. Lotteries attract low-income groups. People who make less than $30,000 a year put $115 toward lotteries in a month.

5. The taxes the Government collects funds everything you may not agree with based on what politics you support.

6. 'The White Lotus' is a satire of the wealthy, so if you're loaded with cash you won't be able to enjoy their new season.

7. You'd much rather slowly add to your piggy bank each week.

It is not as exciting as hearing your numbers called or scratching your way to an instant prize. But it’s a lot less risky.