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lottery Tonight we watched Lucky (2010):

An entertaining and candid look at the seduction of the lottery, and what hitting the jackpot does to both the winners themselves and the people around them.

I've never played the lottery or gambled at a casino or placed a bet on a sporting event...not that I have a strong moral opposition to things like that (if I chose to gamble in moderation, I would probably think about it in about the same way that I do spending money on any other form of entertainment), it's just not something that has interested me.  At one point the film points out that Americans spend $7 billion per year on movies, $16 billion on sporting events, $24 billion on books, and $62 billion on lottery tickets.  I would not have guessed that.  There were some real characters that the documentary profiled.  I'm sure "normal" people win the lottery too, but the folks depicted in Lucky were strange.

I give it 4 out of 5.

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