News stories about people winning lotteries weird me out.

They didn’t do anything special, it publicly labels a newly-wealthy (potentially easy targets for theft or swindling), it encourages more of the lamest form (IMO) of gambling, and feels more like advertising than anything else.

That being said, I wouldn’t complain about a “XYZ Charity Lottery Collects Gazillion Dollars for Hospitals” story, maybe mentioning the winners off-handedly.

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@levisan People play out of greed, not generosity, so it is indeed advertising: "They won, you can, too!"

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