Lotto tickets and cheap beer
That's why you can catch me here
Tryna scratch my way up to the top

from Bruno Mars (Ft. Damian Marley) – Liquor Store Blues Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Bruno is emphasizing on how poor he is by buying cheap beer and trying to make his life better by taking the extremely fast, though it is very unlikely, way: the lottery. In fact, it is a one in a 175 million chance of winning the lottery!

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