We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Lottery Quotes from Sarah Lacy, Graham Norton, Kate Garraway, Kurt Vile, Liz Mitchell. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Dying venture firms are like the walking dead. They can have years of staggering around with stakes in still active portfolio companies, hoping they’re still holding a lottery ticket that could put them back in the game. If not, they just slowly wind down.
If you’d told the young Graham Norton that I’d one day have this amount of money, I’d have assumed it would have come from a lottery win.
The National Lottery is brilliant because when I’m on my way people tweet me and say: ‘Fingers crossed,’ ‘make my numbers come up!’ Which I obviously can’t do but, what a great life!
When I first got the record deal, I thought it felt like I won the lottery. But I always worked hard at it.
Some people play the lottery all their life and never win a penny. Others play once and hit the jackpot and that’s how it felt with ‘Mary’s Boy Child.’
As a player, you never want a penalty shoot-out, because it is a lottery to some extent. You’d rather win in 90 minutes.
Derren Brown doesn’t really predict the lottery numbers. But there is an enormous amount of entertainment in there.
If we had no hope – for a cure, for winning the lottery, for falling in love, for the end of war, for being free of abuse, or for having food, warmth, clothing, and shelter – we would have no reason to go on. What you hope for doesn’t matter, but rather the essence of hope itself.
People didn’t object to me taking their photo. It was something everybody thought was their due: to be King for a Day, win the lottery and be photographed.
The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.
My first audition was for a commercial for the lottery. I didn’t get it, so I hate the lottery.
My wife said to me: ‘If you won the lottery, would you still love me?’ I said: ‘Of course I would. I’d miss you, but I’d still love you.’
Picking winners among the many young companies seeking money is a tough business, even for the most sophisticated investors. Indeed, most professionally run venture funds lose money. For individuals, it’s pure folly. Buy a lottery ticket instead. Your chance of winning is likely to be higher.
Professionally, I feel like I won the lottery and I am the luckiest person in the entire world.
If you buy a lottery ticket, you really don’t expect to win. However, if you do win, it’s a different story. The same is true about getting an Oscar. Of course I knew I was nominated, but I never expected my name to be called. When it was, I’m still at a loss to describe the feelings that I experienced.
Most charter schools admit students by random lottery, making it impossible for them to pick only the best.
The only lottery I’ve ever won was a $100 scratch-off card at age 16, and the 7-Eleven clerk who sold it to me said I was too young to claim my winnings.
Getting a role in ‘Harry Potter’ was like winning the lottery. But no one deserves an acting job.
And then it was like, wait, you can go to college and study theater? And act in plays? This is almost a racket, you know. And then when the opportunity came along to do it professionally, I thought I’d won the lottery.
We’ve all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall.
I feel like I’ve won the musical lottery.
I was the No. 1 player in high school. I was a lottery player at Duke. I was player of the year in the ACC as a freshman. People just forget about these things, like I don’t deserve to be in the league.
If you can measure success in this business based on happiness alone I feel like I’ve hit the lottery.
But at the end of the day, the lottery of birth shouldn’t determine your value to the world.
I’ve been saying it before the lottery, before the Phoenix Suns even had the No. 1 pick. I’ve just been talking it into the existence. I’m not saying I’m the best player in the draft and trying to be cocky like that, but I was just saying I’m going to be the No. 1 pick, regardless.
Five sets is a kind of lottery. Anything can happen.
Some kids win the lottery at birth; far too many don’t – and most people have a hard time catching up over the rest of their lives. Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in society, but they are also much less likely to be healthy adults.
Writing books and being paid for it – it’s not like winning the Lottery. You can’t suddenly go, ‘Yippee!’ and start throwing tenners in the air. I’ve done pretty well out of it, but certainly not enough to say, ‘Right, that’s me set up for life.’
I haven’t always been the best advocate for my own body. I was a too-tall, pudgy child who felt completely out of control of the genetic lottery ticket she’d been given, so in retaliation, I shut down. I ignored my body and hated it for not being tiny and cute like my friends’ bodies.
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
It’s more a tennis problem than a mental problem. The transition is difficult. It depends how much time you have. Playing on grass can sometimes be a bit of a lottery.
I have won this lottery. It’s a gigantic lottery, and it’s called Amazon.com. And I’m using my lottery winnings to push us a little further into space.
Those who have won the ovarian lottery by being born in an advanced society to loving parents have a special obligation to help restore the American Dream.
I won the family lottery. I come from the best family in the world.
We have to be a state where business is welcome and jobs are created. We have to demand value for what is spent and we need to continue to resist a lottery.
The game of love, in my opinion, is a lottery.
Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?
Life is a rotten lottery. I’ve had a pretty amazing life, a good life, and God knows I’m thankful, but I do believe that after 30, stop whining! Everybody’s dealt a hand, and it’s not fair what you get. But you’ve got to deal with it.
I won the parental lottery. Most of the kids I grew up with either came from really fractured homes, or really violent ones. I went home to a very traditional, good Irish Catholic family.
If you’re healthy, if you don’t get sick much, if you don’t go to the doctor much or use your health insurance much, you are a genetic lottery winner. It has nothing to do with the way you live, nothing to do with doing the right things. It’s just sheer luck, and you are gonna pay for that.
Artists of all times are like the gamblers of Monte Carlo, and this blind lottery allows some to succeed and ruins others. In my opinion, neither the winners nor the losers are worth worrying about.
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
I’ve always said that it’s like being the winner of three separate lottery tickets – getting a pilot, getting the pilot picked up, and having a show that actually lasts. There are no guarantees, and no one knows where a show is going to go.
With my father and sister being very depressed for most of their lives, it was incumbent on me to try to make them laugh, in this ridiculous way. They were the wittiest people I knew, but to get a smile from them was like winning the lottery.
Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead.
You can win the lottery but you need to buy the ticket first. And in life, you can get lucky but you need to work hard and be ready first.
I was in college starting in ’95, and ‘Rent’ was the only show I could see – because if you waited in line and camped out, you could try to get the lottery tickets.
The visa lottery system poses a national security threat. Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck.
Today I bought two lottery tickets, because I had a feeling that it would be now or never – they were both blanks. So I am not going to be rich after all. Nothing at all to be done about it.
There may be less of a chance of losing all the money you put into a mutual fund than there is of losing all the money you put into lottery tickets, but you’re never going to win big in a mutual fund.
I’ve always been interested in photography. I remember when I was about 14, I spent an entire summer selling lottery tickets in some little booth so I could make enough money to buy an Olympus camera.
Some of today’s athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete.
People don’t want to serve apprenticeships any more. Kids expect to be paid and treated really well and all that guff before they’ve achieved anything. It doesn’t work like that. You have to spend five or six years being relatively rubbish and put up with it. For that you don’t deserve to be getting lottery money.
Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it’s with the hope of winning something more.
If you look at things that really affect people’s lives – sport, the arts, charities – they were always at the back of the queue for government money – health, social security, defence, pensions were all way ahead. And each of those areas – sports, the arts, the lottery – got relatively petty cash from the government.
The striking game is always a lottery game, so I prefer to take the safe situation. Submission is the best for me. I’m the guy looking for it all the time.
Our friend, Timothy J. Russert, was a man who awoke every morning as if he had just won the lottery the day before. He was determined to take full advantage of his good fortune that he couldn’t quite believe and share it with everyone around him.
I’m happy to be reminded that an ordinary day full of nothing but nothingness can make you feel like you’ve won the lottery.
Frankly, I think if I won the lottery and won a billion dollars, I’d still want to continue doing this job. I love expressing myself through it. I’ve gotten to really love acting. And I’ve gotten to know Big Bird from the inside out so thoroughly it’s like playing my kid. I can’t imagine deliberately stopping.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
They’d have to force me to take the All-Star Game. They take over the building, your season-ticket holders have to be in a lottery to see if they get tickets, and then they don’t get a good ticket. Really, no good can come out of it, and all it can do is upset your fans.
Someone once referred to modeling as being like winning the lottery gene pool. It’s such an odd way to put things, but what is different about modelling is that the industry often picks you.
My whole career, I’ve been an underdog, I’ve been underestimated. Therefore, I’ve had a chip on my shoulder my entire career. Being drafted in the second round when you think you’re supposed to be in the first round, a lottery pick, the chip grows bigger. And you have more to prove.
Like every poor person, I used to dream about winning the lottery. I didn’t just get money, though. I got fame. And I got fame before I got money, and it was scary.
The Champions League is so difficult, It’s like a lottery: sometimes you’re just unlucky.
So the chances of you being sentenced to Death Row in America is roughly the same as you winning the lottery.
We know that at 17 a young person’s brain is still developing. We recognize this when it comes to voting, joining the military, or even buying a lottery ticket.
You shouldn’t have to win the boss lottery in order to have a little bit of flexibility at work. Raising and supporting a family isn’t just a financial obligation. What’s important isn’t just being able to put food on the dinner table – we want you to be at the dinner table, too.
A friend bought me a plane ticket to Hawaii, which is where I got discovered and became an actor, so I guess a friend bought me a winning lottery ticket.
I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
Nobody is going to come into Alabama to buy lottery tickets. The only people that are going to buy them here are those that live here, and that’s just a certain percentage of people.
We treat Black and brown kids who can’t vote yet, can’t join the military, can’t rent a car or even buy a lottery ticket – like adults in our criminal legal system. We deprive them of their joy and their youth. Children who deserve to live rich and abundant lives.
Usually with my opponents, I don’t care if they win the lottery or they die.
You can have a couple of games where you play bad or very good. I think I’m a type of player that days before I know how I feel, if I’m playing good, if I’m playing bad. This is not like lottery here.
The Tories and the Lib Dems talk about social mobility, but, short of winning the lottery, the only way to guarantee young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to do better and to raise aspirations is through education.
I have never played the lottery in my life and never will. Voltaire described lotteries as a tax on stupidity. More specifically, I think, on innumeracy.
Kroos was right to go abroad. It was like winning the lottery.
I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.
I don’t like expeditions where it is a total lottery whether you live or die. You have to keep those sort of good luck cards for rare occasions!
There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones – competences; while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery.
Penalties are like the lottery and you miss them when luck is not on your side.
It is not right that in 2019 the lives of too many of our people are still subject to a postcode lottery.
I won the lottery. I don’t care what it costs.
Sometimes, you feel like you’ve sold your soul. But if I win the lottery, I’m going to buy it back.
My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery – which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove.
As late as my junior year, I was taking Italian at Duke because I thought I was going to have to go overseas and play. Then I had a great senior year and became a lottery pick.
Hip flexibility is genetic to a degree, and the most gifted hitters have won both the genetic and mechanical lottery.
I think I do regret leaving Kentucky because I took over a team with 15 wins banking everything on the Tim Duncan lottery, and once we didn’t get Tim Duncan, I realized that leaving Kentucky was not a good move.
Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation.
We didn’t have money put away in the bank for a college fund; soccer was our lottery ticket, our gamble.
We’re really not going to get that much money out of a lottery for a small state like Alabama.
As long as you’re recording and they pay the fee, it’s like a lottery ticket. You never stop trying.
No magic wands have been waved in my direction; I didn’t win some kind of lottery to land a spot at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
I look at the PGA, and it was like winning the lottery.
The year I married my American husband, I won the lottery – and I tried to give it to somebody else, because I was already approved – not the money lottery, the immigration lottery.
The network shows have this very commercial voice that you have to adhere to, and the cable shows, it’s kind of like winning the lottery. The independent film world is a world you can actually get to. You can get the under-a-million-dollar film by finding a good cast and financing.
I don’t know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it’s crazy. It’s such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It’s like winning the lottery. I’m proud to be a member of such an amazing cast – that’s the best award of all.
They say getting a show on the air and having it be a success, literally, the odds are like winning the lottery. For me, I’ve won the lottery several times, so I’ve been awfully lucky.
If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to ‘Firefly’, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.
Those who have prospered and profited from life’s lottery have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: ‘I’m waiting to win the lottery. I’m waiting to fall in love’. For me, as a child, it was Christmas. At least that eventually came.
The state of radio is not great. It’s like playing the lottery. The chances of hitting are mind boggling slim.
I’m still in the Dixie Chicks; we haven’t broken up… I love the Dixie Chicks; it’s the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. It was like winning the lottery.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I probably would never work again.
I would say don’t take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky. We’re very biased. You know, like Taylor Swift telling you to follow your dreams is like a lottery winner telling you, ‘Liquidize your assets; buy Powerball tickets – it works!’
In twenty years, the Lottery has raised over $1.4 billion. It has been run successfully and efficiently.
If you don’t like the idea that most of the money spent on lottery tickets supports government programs, you should know that most of the earnings from mutual funds support investment advisors’ and mutual fund managers’ retirement.
It’s sad, the lottery. Good projects get funded by it, but there’s an air of desperation about it.
If we find it hard to believe that winning millions might not be so lucky after all, we just don’t have a good enough imagination. If I fantasise about winning the lottery, it doesn’t take long before all sorts of worrisome potential consequences occur to me.
I once prayed when struggling financially and worried how I was going to be able to assist my parents in their latter years living thousands of miles away, to help me win the lottery or something. And I did win the lottery, just in a different and better way.
I loved ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.’ I read it later as an adult, but I loved ‘We Have Always Lived in a Castle.’ And that brings you around to ‘The Lottery.’ You can’t pretend – it’s a lottery in which you draw a name and people die. That’s a short story, but it’s such an incredible short story.
May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.
Knock on wood, but I think we hit the gestational carrier lottery!
The postcode lottery means that the level of care you get differs hugely around the country, and the health service simply cannot meet every demand that is put upon it.
Candidates matter. Campaigns matter. ‘He can win’ or ‘She can’t win’ is up there with, ‘I’m going to lose 10 pounds, win the lottery, and live forever.’ Saying it does not make it so.