I have an interesting scenario: my partners younger 26 year old brother, always seems to “win money”.
I see this guy maybe once every 6-8 weeks, and every time we see him, he tells us about a 10k win at the casino, or a 20k lotto win or sometimes a 1k win at the horses. He often does this with his first roll, spin or bet.
Thing is, the guy doesn’t ever have any cash on him, and nobody has actually seen him win this money. He doesn’t live a lavish lifestyle. My partners family seems to praise and celebrate the idea of him been so “lucky”.
I know some people are just lucky, but the odds of winning such money on such a regular occurrence is slim to none. I suppose it doesn’t bother me and doesn’t effect me anyway, although it bothers me that his family praises this behaviour.( His father likes to spend time betting on the horses as a hobby, but I haven’t heard much from him about his winnings.)
Any psychologist out there that can maybe explain this for me?