Do you buy lottery tickets? It’s a waste of money. Actually, your chances of winning are about the same whether you buy a ticket or not. You will be better off putting that money aside to accumulate and draw interest over time. After 20 – 30 years you will have some real money to your name.
The exception would be if you get some fantasy value from a lottery purchase. Maybe buying a ticket will give you the delusion that you could become wealthy over night. Ahh, just imagine! This fantasy may be worth more than the cost of the ticket. Just buy one ticket a year and leave it in your wallet unchecked. Fantasize all you want on the cheap and save your real money for the real world.