In the minds of gamblers, the dream of striking it rich far outweighs the reality of the less than favorable odds. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the lottery. The odds of winning the lottery are astronomically low but when you factor in the millions of tickets that are sold, sooner or later someone will most definitely win. Last month a high roller in Atlantic City hit the blackjack equivalent of winning the lottery when he pulled in nearly $6 million. The odds, although slim, were much greater as compared to the lottery – especially when you factor in that he was playing at a $50,000 limit table. However rare, it’s stories like this that drive people to gamble at the blackjack tables and purchase lottery tickets.