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  • #1608010

    The Great Unknown
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    1. is it a lack of bitochon to buy two lottery tickets 2. what would u buy “just becease” if u win?

    #1608093

    laskern
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    If Hashem wants you to win, one should be enough.

    #1608097

    Joseph
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    Even one is a waste of money.

    #1608109

    laskern
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    Joseph, one is hishtadlus. If you are not in it, you can’t win it.

    #1608121

    ☕️coffee addict
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    Is it hishtadlus to only buy one?

    #1608151

    yytz
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    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.

    #1608140

    laskern
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    yes, one can win just as two

    #1608162

    ☕️coffee addict
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    Laskern,

    I wasn’t saying as opposed to two, I was saying as opposed to 2000

    #1608209

    laskern
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    coffee addict, watch the news. The Lubavitcher Rebbe ztz’l said buy only one ticket.

    #1608223

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    #1608346

    laskern
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    DY, you might not have the zachusim to find it or given as gift, which you have no control over.

    #1608352

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    But I have control over picking the winning numbers??

    It wouldn’t take zechusim to beat 300 million to 1 odds??

    #1608359

    knaidlach
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    one thing is for sure, all who are posting here did not win

    #1608363

    Joseph
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    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.

    #1608380

    Takes3tomakemangos
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    Just daven that klal yisrael should be zocheh to win this lottery.

    #1608391

    laskern
    Participant

    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.

    #1608445

    Joseph
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    Perhaps it’s a Lubavitcher minhag to purchase a lottery ticket, but that doesn’t relate to other kehilos.

    #1608461

    laskern
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    #1608448

    Meno
    Participant

    I don’t even want to win

    #1608462

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    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.

    🤔

    #1608472

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    I don’t even want to win

    I guess you’re not a Lubavicher.

    #1608490

    ubiquitin
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    “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 odds

    #1608505

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    So buy two tickets

    #1608616

    👑RebYidd23
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    I think it’s pretty arrogant to buy two tickets.

    #1609545

    kaiserW
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    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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