Here's the gist:
I will, on a semi-regular basis, purchase one lottery ticket and record my losses and wins. At the end of the year I will find out if it was worth it or not. My hunch is that nothing with happen other than me being short $10.00 every so often. Of course, it doesn't hurt to dream.
Lottery Ticket #1 (scratch off "win $100,000 a year for life")
Cost to date: $10.00
Profit to date: $0.00