I used to buy about $5 worth of tickets for the Super Lotto whenever it got to $20M or more. I figure if I'm going to win, it ought to be a significant amount. Don't want to waste my winning on a $1M ticket
But I haven't played in a couple years now. I'm not sure why. I'm not even sure where to buy Mega Millions tickets.
The way I looked at it, I was paying $5 for the entertainment value of that one 5-10 seconds moment when I looked up the winning numbers and thought "you never know".
I figured $5 for that 5-10 second rush was better than smoking crack.