MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMPTS

luckMaureen Wilcox bought two lottery tickets in 1980, one in Rhode Island and one in Massachusetts. And she picked winning numbers. Was she lucky?

According to mental_floss magazine (June 2014), the numbers she chose for the Massachusetts lottery were the winning numbers for the Rhode Island lottery. And the numbers she chose for the Rhode Island lottery were the winning numbers for the Massachusetts lottery. So was she unlucky?

You’ve heard of superstitions: don’t let a black cat cross your path, pick a four-leaf clover for luck, be on the winning end of the wishbone, a lucky stone or rabbit’s foot, and so forth. But do they work? Are they real?

Are some people born lucky while others are born unlucky? Is luck a matter of being in the right place at the right time?

Now it’s your turn: Is luck real? Write one opinion paragraph on whether you think luck is real. Use one point to support your view.

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