We’ve all been there. You’re standing in the line at a gas station and you look up to see that the lottery has been bumped up to some unimaginable number. As the clerk slowly rings up the customer in front of you, you think of all of the things you would be able to buy and accomplish if you were lucky enough to strike it rich. It’s your turn now and you’re feeling a little froggy, so you jump. One lotto ticket please.

Like we said, we’ve all been there. Unfortunately, some of us have been there a lot more times than others and the amount of money that is literally slipping right off your fingertips stacks up as your chances get trimmed down. This is the exact idea that designers Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom from the Rhode Island School of Design wanted to convey when they took $39,000 worth of lotto tickets and built a Hummer H3. They wanted everyone to see that with the money people have spent on lotto tickets, they could have just saved it up and bought something cool with it.

Their designs don’t just stop at Hummers either. Check out the gallery to see what other things were built using the useless pieces of paper that people paid for. We’re glad they built a Hummer because no one else is going to anymore.


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  (392) posted on 10.7.2010

Maybe next they can roll off a cliff and take all the other ty GM products with them.

  (210) posted on 09.30.2010

Yes I agree, very smart idea though!

  (158) posted on 09.28.2010

Another thing, GM sells three times as many of these than Ford sells Jaguars. Now, there’s your true failure. It is no more a than a Land/Range Rover, and a helluva lot more reliable.

  (1211) posted on 09.27.2010

The best part of my trip to the UK was the utter lack of SUV’s. Now I can see that’s going to . Good job, GM.

  (939) posted on 08.12.2010

hahaha, I guess one of those tickets are the winning one.

  (1332) posted on 08.9.2010

haha..I can’t wait to see this hummer to make it’s way on the street..I wonder what is the sitting capacity of it?

  (321) posted on 08.8.2010

$39,000?That’s a lot of money. But we can’t blame the people in trying there luck on the lottery cause if you be lucky enough to won, then that would be equivalent to lot of money..And you could buy not only one but maybe lot of Hummer out of that price.

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