The Chinese believes that when you are on vacation and is visiting a foreign place, it is lucky to purchase a lottery ticket and try out the luck of a visitor. When I return to Vancouver for visits, I would do the same thing, I would automatically purchase a few lottery tickets to try out my luck.
However, what I love best is the variety of scratch cards available at the lotto booth, I am especially attracted to these scratch cards. I remember as a child, I would tug on my mom’s jacket sleeves as she purchase lottery tickets begging her to put out a dollar and buy me a scratch card. People purchase lottery tickets to buy a dream, the possibility of winning, to try out their luck. I feel that when I am handed a scratch card, that piece of luck has been handed to me and I am the one to determine my own fate by scratching the play area. I feel playing scratch cards are more fun because you don’t have to clutch onto a piece of paper and wait for someone else to announce a winner ; rather, with a coin in hand, you will determine your own fate and know immediately if you have won. However, the allure of millions of dollars in a jackpot will continue to attract people to buy lottery tickets and let their minds wander to what they could do with that lump sum of money.