October 21, 2018 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #1608010
The Great UnknownParticipant
1. is it a lack of bitochon to buy two lottery tickets 2. what would u buy “just becease” if u win?October 21, 2018 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #1608093
If Hashem wants you to win, one should be enough.October 21, 2018 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #1608097
Even one is a waste of money.October 21, 2018 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #1608109
Joseph, one is hishtadlus. If you are not in it, you can’t win it.October 21, 2018 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #1608121
Is it hishtadlus to only buy one?October 21, 2018 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm #1608151
Rav Shalom Arush says that it’s permitted to play the lottery but that one should buy just one ticket. That’s because if Hashem wants you to win, he can surely do so with just one ticket. Buying lots of tickets would seem to be an attempt to manipulate the odds in your favor, as if whether you win is really under your control.October 21, 2018 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #1608140
yes, one can win just as twoOctober 21, 2018 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm #1608162
I wasn’t saying as opposed to two, I was saying as opposed to 2000October 22, 2018 12:39 am at 12:39 am #1608209
coffee addict, watch the news. The Lubavitcher Rebbe ztz’l said buy only one ticket.October 22, 2018 12:44 am at 12:44 am #1608223
Joseph, one is hishtadlus. If you are not in it, you can’t win it.
You could find the winning ticket on the floor, or get a ticket as a gift.October 22, 2018 8:54 am at 8:54 am #1608346
DY, you might not have the zachusim to find it or given as gift, which you have no control over.October 22, 2018 8:57 am at 8:57 am #1608352
But I have control over picking the winning numbers??
It wouldn’t take zechusim to beat 300 million to 1 odds??October 22, 2018 9:10 am at 9:10 am #1608359
one thing is for sure, all who are posting here did not winOctober 22, 2018 9:10 am at 9:10 am #1608363
laskern: You also have no control over picking the correct numbers on the ticket you buy. So the point is the same buying or finding/gifting.October 22, 2018 9:46 am at 9:46 am #1608380
Just daven that klal yisrael should be zocheh to win this lottery.October 22, 2018 9:46 am at 9:46 am #1608391
You have to do some kind of hishtadlus by buying one ticket as mentioned above in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe ztz”l, so even though you have no control whether you will win, but you did yours.October 22, 2018 9:50 am at 9:50 am #1608445
Perhaps it’s a Lubavitcher minhag to purchase a lottery ticket, but that doesn’t relate to other kehilos.October 22, 2018 9:55 am at 9:55 am #1608461October 22, 2018 9:55 am at 9:55 am #1608448
I don’t even want to winOctober 22, 2018 9:56 am at 9:56 am #1608462
You have to do some kind of hishtadlus by buying one ticket as mentioned above in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe ztz”l, so even though you have no control whether you will win, but you did yours.
Why is that called doing yours since the odds are so ridiculously long? Yes, you’ve increased your odds by buying a ticket, but you also increase your odds by buying multiple tickets, but you’re against that.
🤔October 22, 2018 9:58 am at 9:58 am #1608472
I don’t even want to win
I guess you’re not a Lubavicher.October 22, 2018 10:18 am at 10:18 am #1608490
“DY, you might not have the zachusim to find it or given as gift, which you have no control over”
What if I don’t have the zechusim to win 1/300,000,000 odds (or whatever it is) but I do have the zechusim to win 1/150,000,000 oddsOctober 22, 2018 10:19 am at 10:19 am #1608505
So buy two ticketsOctober 22, 2018 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #1608616
I think it’s pretty arrogant to buy two tickets.October 23, 2018 10:29 am at 10:29 am #1609545
Just because this keeps coming up:
The Lubavitcher Rebbe told one person in a (semi) private audience that he should buy one ticket, after he asked whether he should. In no way does that show what the Rebbe’s general opinion was regarding buying lottery tickets, hishtadlus vs bitachon, etc etc. Until one knows the full back story of the individual, one can not properly gauge anything from the story
An interesting side point: In “Reshimas Hayoman” – The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s personal diary, it relates that the 3rd and 4th Chabad Rabbeim (The ‘Tzemach Tzedek’ – a famed posek – and the Rebbe Maharash) used to buy lottery tickets
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