04/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lotto Versus Stocks, Which Is Better?

I'll admit it - a few weeks ago, I bought a $1 scratch ticket. I thought, "Why not?" I ended up winning $7, and proudly announced the news to the Minyanville staff. Kevin Depew jokingly acknowledged that I had greatly outperformed the S&P with my little "investment."

And then an idea was born. With the market in the shape that it's in, which is the better investment? Scratch tickets or the S&P?

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