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2019.06.25 11:54
English Practice: Opinion & Thoughts

Lottery Ticket: : a way of raising money for a government, charity, etc., in which many tickets are sold and a few of the tickets are chosen by chance to win prizes.

“Might as we’ll burn the money!”

Do you think buying lottery tickets or gambling is a waste of money?
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  • Helina 2019.06.25 11:57

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    If buying lottery and how can we know the government to deal with these money, so in this case I think it's wast money for us, just my opinion😉
  • Austin 2019.06.25 12:03

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    @Helina I won $20 so.......I was happy 😜
  • Helina 2019.06.25 12:09

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    @Austin okay you are lucky but it doesn't happen very often lol
  • Nimo 2019.06.25 12:13

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    of course not. although we may have little chance to know the way that our government take to deal with this money, but i firmly believe that sometime most of those needing help can get what they need from it. as a saying goes,"all for one, one for all."love and devotion are both indispensable for our society.
  • John酱 2019.06.25 12:17

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    $5 isn’t so much haha. Spent $20 on powerball when it’s jackpot hit history high, won $2.
  • nozomi 2019.06.25 12:18

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    I think it's a waste of money but I sometimes feel like trying my luck
  • Caroline 2019.06.25 12:27

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    I thought it was a bad idea,but l hear more and more people buy lottery recently, l start thinking this question again ,maybe l will try to buy it tomorrow
  • Shishi 2019.06.25 12:33

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    if lottery tickets were for charity, it's not a waste of money. because for those who needs help even only $1 they would appreciate it
  • Feng 风清 2019.06.25 12:52

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    嗯,抱着捐赠的心理去买彩票是一种好心态 Well, it's a good idea to buy lottery tickets with a donation in mind
  • Joe 2019.06.25 12:55

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    It's depends...if it's for charity purposes then it is not consider a waste of money as it can help others that who needs help and we can try our luck as well😁...if it's purely for gambling then it's a waste of money...
  • Zoey M 2019.06.25 12:57

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    I might as we’ll burn the money. Does it mean “ it’s a big chance that I’ll waste the money.”? Buying lottery tickets I can accept, it doesn’t cost much. But in China, the lottery tickets are full of corruptions, I guess very little money will go to help people. If the money will be used at the right place to help people, I don’t mind spending money on lottery, even I lose but still I’m helping people. Gambling on the other hand is a thing that I hate. In China , many people around me, they gamble every day, it’s like a job for them. And football gambling is popular here, so is online gambling. I’ve seen quite a few cases because of gambling, the families were treating apart. I hate gambling, I hate mahjong.
  • linh 2019.06.25 13:28

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    My family selling lottery tickets of government for years and I have seen many people spent more money to buy tickets than the money they won. I think we can buy some for fun but it's hard to become rich by gambling.
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:08

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    @Helina 😃
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:09

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    @Nimo Yes we can only hope that the money is being used properly which it probably is.
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:10

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    @John酱 Yes, some people spend a lot more money on these tickets.
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:10

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    @nozomi Yes, it can be quite fun......if you win haha
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:11

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    @Caroline I hope I can give you some luck!
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:11

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    @Shishi Yes, sometimes charity organizations will sell lottery tickets to earn money for their charity.
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:12

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    @Feng 风清 Yes, but most people want to try and win money not to donate it haha
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:12

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    @Joe Yes, it always depends on your motives for doing something.
  • Austin 2019.06.25 18:15

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    @Zoey M Lottery Tickets are considered gambling, so you may hate it also 😜 I grew up in a family that gambled with cards, so I enjoy gambling from time to time. “Burn the money” just means that you are wasting it. Another way to say it is “You might as well just throw the money in the trash” same meaning
  • Austin 2019.06.25 19:05

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    @Raz Yes, the idiom means that you throw the money away if you gamble.
  • Austin 2019.06.25 19:07

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    @kain Thanks for sharing your opinion. So does that mean you will go buy a lottery ticket to help out your country?😊
  • 梦在深巷 2019.06.28 04:54

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    I'm afraid not.MY husband is a lottery fan who spends his money on buying lottery,for the purpose of winning prize to improve our livings.For me,I think it's a proper way of raising money for charity.
  • Austin 2019.07.05 18:27

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    @梦在深巷 Has your husband won anything big yet?
  • Austin 2019.07.05 18:28

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    @Ellen Yes, it can be quite fun to play the lottery!😄
  • Austin 2019.07.05 18:29

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    @Mady But if you stop buying them, you will never win!😝
  • Mady 2019.07.09 07:55

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    @Austin Yes.. 😜

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