Lottery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lottery quotes, lottery sayings, and lottery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Winning a lottery may prove to be bad luck.     

James Cook

Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead.     

Brian Koslow

A lottery is the perfect tax...laid only upon the willing.     

George Washington

Winning the lottery is winning the lottery. It's highly unlikely and very unusual.     

Lori Lansens

Life's a lottery, and man should make up his mind to the blanks.     

George Colman the Elder

If all those psychics know the winning lottery numbers, why are they all still working?     

Steven Wright

It's sad, the lottery. Good projects get funded by it, but there's an air of desperation about it.     

Nina Conti

The more tickets you have in a lottery, the worse your chance. And it is the same of virtues, in the lottery of life.     

Laurence Sterne

A lottery is a salutary instrument and a tax... laid on the willing only, that is to say, on those who can risk the price of a ticket without sensible injury, for the possibility of a higher prize.     

Thomas Jefferson

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.     

Ambrose Bierce

You go and you buy a lottery ticket. You've got just as much chance of getting struck by lightning as you do of winning the lottery.     

Bill Cosby

People play the lottery all the time unaware of how mind-bogglingly difficult it is to win. It seems like they take a different approach to probabilities. Their rationale must be, “Well, I can either win it or not win it, so my odds of winning are 50/50.     

Orlando Winters

Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it's with the hope of winning something more.     

Derek Kilmer

The world neither ever saw, nor ever will see, a perfectly fair lottery.     

Adam Smith

You could buy 100 lottery tickets and not win, or you could buy one and get it.     

Luis Gonzalez

No one makes a million dollars with minimal effort unless they win the lottery.     

Gary Vaynerchuk

Before that lottery ticket won the jackpot, someone had to buy it.     

Vera Nazarian

When you buy a lottery ticket, you don't know how tickets have been sold. But sold they have been. And there is an underlying distribution for the game.     

Robert Haugen

A lottery is a taxation on all of the fools in creation.     

Henry Fielding