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Lottery Ticket

Lottery Ticket English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 14 2009

Themes: Friend, Hobbies

Grammar: Adverbs


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What’s the quickest way to get a million dollars? The lottery, of course. When people want to talk about an imaginary situation in which they’re rich, they often start, “If I won the lottery…”

But to win the lottery you have to play. And a lot of the time, you just win a few dollars. But the possibility of millions is always out there. Perhaps the fact that Ebaby! recently reached a million members is what inspires Jason to buy a scratcher at a convenience store. But Dale doesn’t like the odds and thinks it’s a bad idea.

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Dale:  You’re wasting your money, man.

Jason:  I don’t know, man. Like, sometimes I win, like, you know…five, ten bucks.

Dale:  That dollar could go somewhere else. I mean, gosh. The lottery is always just an investment.

Jason:  Three.

Dale:  I mean, it’s not an investment. I mean, it’s not an investment.

Jason:  Four! Five in a row! It’s a million bucks! I just won a million dollars!

Dale:  Whatever, whatever. No way!

Jason:  No, I’m totally serious. Look at it. Yeah. Can’t you see?

Dale:  Oh yeah! I knew you were gonna win, man!

Jason:  Yeah.

Dale:  I knew it! I knew it. I get half, by the way. I get half.

Jason:  What?

Dale:  Automatically. Automatically.

Jason:  Why would you get half?

Dale:  I’m your lucky charm. I’m your lucky charm. You wouldn’t have got that.

Jason:  You just told me not to buy it.

Dale:  You wouldn’t have got that if I wasn’t here. That’s it…

Jason:  I told you…

Dale:  Five-hundred thousand dollars.

Jason:  I was just pulling your leg. I didn’t win a million dollars. I just knew you’d do that after…

Dale:  You sure?

Jason:  I didn’t win anything.

Dale:  Loser.


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When Dale starts telling Jason that the lottery isn’t a good investment, Jason decides to play a trick on Dale and tell him that he won a million dollars. Dale immediately gets really excited and says that he should have half the money.

Then Jason tells Dale that he was lying. He didn’t win anything. He just thought Dale might feel differently about the lottery after imagining he won for a minute.

Is there a lottery in your country? Do you play? Why or why not?



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I have tried by all possible means to win easy money  whereas it be lottery, scratcher, lotto ,casino  and  it seems that the  Goddess of  Fortune  somehow  has  skipped  me everytime  I have tried my luck.  I am convince that  if i want money I have to work  honestly for it  and  it never fails  to come my way.Smile  

07:18 PM May 14 2012 |



i amortized the lottery during my entire life :D

06:49 PM May 14 2012 |




hi yes there is lottery in my country i used to play it then never win so i stopped i  find out that im not so lucky in lottery

09:09 PM Jun 17 2011 |




sometimes i'm playing lottery, but i'm always fail..:)

i know that I'll win something in my life but not know..:D

01:16 PM Jan 26 2011 |



I perfer play Black Jack in casino rather than buy Lottery Ticket. Because I know the chance of  lottery is micro one millionth part.


05:41 AM Dec 20 2010 |




wooo !!!

 its a good video !!

i laught

i just love it

04:06 AM Oct 31 2010 |



there is a lottery in my country and i didn t try to play it. it' a a waste of time and money then i'm not a lucky girl who will win millions :(((((((


09:04 AM Aug 02 2010 |




i was playing lottary and today it have a draw :(

if only i didnt wacht the video

01:33 PM Oct 10 2009 |

andreia silva


i laught a lot whaching this video! thank you! :)

01:29 PM Aug 16 2009 |

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Yes, there is a lottery in my country. However, I don't play, because I don't think I am so lucky to win a lottery due to the tiny chance.

06:40 PM Aug 04 2009 |



lottery?..will always be a game of chance….anyway, chances are!..

07:35 AM Jun 09 2009 |



That lotterly thing isn't that popular here, but we have similar things with small prizes. Even if we did have it, I wouldn't try it because I never win stuff like that LOL

08:10 AM May 25 2009 |

Jessica Behrens


Yeah.. definitely brazilians play it a lot!

I've never risked playing in the lottery but I do think I could win some money on it, because sometimes I can be so lucky after all!

There are 4 people who have won in the lottery in my city in the last 10 years! So why wouldnt I won as well?? 


12:01 AM May 20 2009 |




Here in BraziL, people are manic for lottery. I have never played it, but I think people must have so much confidence and think positively, then their odds to win will duplicate, or maybe not.

Lucky follows me everywhere, I mean, I´ve won an amount of prizes in the contest I´m running, but I´ve never tried to play with my luck. Should I try?

You, English Baby, you play with us!

08:17 PM Apr 18 2009 |

fadel san

fadel san

Saudi Arabia

Yeah,may be I will do something to improve my luck in someday.

02:58 PM Apr 18 2009 |



yeah,I agree with you.want to buy a lottery ticket  on a special day,which maybe  is  unique in my life ,

02:51 PM Apr 18 2009 |




It is funny,I play in lottery every week and all the times I believe that I will win the prize! Certainly,I will! ;)

11:31 PM Apr 17 2009 |




Certainly! here in Brazil the people play a lot in lotteries! It are several lotteries and I play every week! hehe…I won yet several times,but a little money and one day I will win a big prize! hehe

11:30 PM Apr 17 2009 |

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