Anybody who stays in the market long enough in broad-based investments will be successful.<quoted text>
This only holds because you claim some average--probably different now than from the time you posted it--as if people should care about it.
Tell me one person who plays the lottery or is in the market who hopes the outcome will be that EVERYONE makes the average. IOW your so called average applies to nobody except nerdisticians not in the game.
Prove all investors become wealthy or all lottery players are poor.
The only way to come out ahead in the lottery (or in any gambling) is to make a quick hit and then to quit permanently. The longer and the more one gambles, the more certain that one will lose.
If you spend $1000 on lottery, on average you will win $500. Spend that $500 and you will win $250. Spend that $250 and you will win $125, Spend that $125 and you will win $62.50. Spend that $62,50 and you will win $31.25. Spend that $31.25 and you will win $15.63. Spend that $15.63 and you will win $7.82.
So play the lottery every day for a week and you can turn $1000 into $7.82. Congratulations, sucker.