Nurse: "I'm going to go out and buy some lottery tickets for our pool. Do you want to chip in?"
Me: "No, I don't play the lottery."
Nurse: "Well, it's a really big jackpot."
Me: "I'm just worried that if I give you a dollar, you might get hit by an asteroid on the way to buy the tickets."
Me: "Because that's more likely than winning the lottery."
Nurse: "Yeah, I figured out you meant that."
Me: [to another nurse] "Boy, I'll feel pretty dumb if they win."
Then the nurse told me she'd read Shirley Jackson's The Lottery for tips on how to win, although it ended up not having any practical tips and was actually just a chilling tale of conformity gone mad.
So no, I don't partake in the lottery. And I'm pretty sure our unit pool didn't win. The odds of winning are just so small that it's basically like throwing your money away.