Waking Up from the 25-cent Dream

Jack gambles. He plays the numbers game daily, has been doing it for years. He's never hit, but he keeps trying, even though he's heard odds are 999 to one against winning.

Jack (not his real name) lives in the inner-city and has only part-time work. What has he got to lose by gambling a dime or a quarter a day? he asks himself. He may have a lot to gain, he says—like winning enough money to buy a good stove or move into a better apartment.

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