Mid­dle-aged man at the Min­neapo­lis air­port: “When Min­neso­ta first got the lot­to, they had the scratch-off lot­tery cards. I wait­ed on line in a cor­ner store, and the clerk asked me if I want­ed to buy one and I said, ‘No. I do not play the lot­tery.’ The per­son be­hind me, as I was leav­ing, bought a tick­et and won $1,000. The clerk turned to me and said, ‘See, you should have bought a tick­et!’ and I said to her, ‘No, I’m glad I did­n’t. Be­cause I don’t play the lot­tery.’ ”