Dare to dream...but for you, does that include buying lottery tickets?

Sure, I buy lottery tickets...if I'm in a foreign place...and I feel my good luck goddess smiling...But I haven't bought one in a year...so I'm not avid... I know ppl who consider the lottery bogus...and that it can bring you bad luck more than good...it's been proven that: in the end of spending all the money you are still back where you began.... Sure...you might say: I'm hiring an accountant first off...and I'll stick to a budget...minus a few giftees...but does that really ever happen?