January 10, 2016 6:57 am at 6:57 am #1132239January 10, 2016 6:59 am at 6:59 am #1132240
Yes.January 10, 2016 7:02 am at 7:02 am #1132241
So what r u saying that u have zero emunah in hashem ?January 10, 2016 7:04 am at 7:04 am #1132242
Chas v’shalom! I have zero emunah in you. You’re the one who made up that Hashem is promising that I’ll win. Hashem never promised that to me.January 10, 2016 7:19 am at 7:19 am #1132243
@IsometimesAgree. Explain urself please
ummmm….the way i see it squeak posted the winning numbers way before they were drawn. im posting this at 2:17 am and there are posts halfway down the first page saying “six hrs ago”, his all the way on top says “1 day ago”. this leads me to believe that squeak’s post was on friday. am i missing the joke somehow?January 10, 2016 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #1132244popa_bar_abbaParticipant
You have got to be kidding me.
Squeak, please explain.January 10, 2016 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #1132245
What’s weird is that he didn’t even win (nobody won, not even Joseph).January 10, 2016 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #1132246
I can explain…January 10, 2016 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #1132247YW Moderator-42Moderator
If each of Joseph’s screen names buys a ticket with different numbers, what are the odds of one of them winning?January 10, 2016 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #1132248
100%January 10, 2016 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #1132249–Participant
There are only 205424 registered users and at least one of them is not Joseph.January 10, 2016 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #1132250
I didn’t buy a ticket, I never do. It is unethical to use precognitive abilities for such a purpose.January 10, 2016 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #1132251Bored_on_the_JobParticipant
“It is unethical to use precognitive abilities for such a purpose.”
Why then would you give others the ability to win with your “precognitive abilities” by posting the numbers?. 🙂January 10, 2016 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #1132252
Because I knew that no one would play the numbers I posted.
I won’t, for the same reason, post the numbers for Wednesday’s drawing ahead of time.January 10, 2016 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1132253Bored_on_the_JobParticipant
Maybe just tell us what the powerball number will be in order to convince us of your precognitive abilities.January 10, 2016 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1132254
Getting the powerball number correct, even with all the rest being incorrect, is worth $4. So he can’t do that.January 10, 2016 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #1132255
Did anyone bother checking Google’s or Bing’s cache to see what the page said a day or two ago?January 10, 2016 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #1132256
Did you?January 10, 2016 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #1132257
i think you should find a new local navi…
and yes i checked the cache but i could only find as of last night Jan 10, 2016 06:46:48 GMTJanuary 10, 2016 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #1132258
You procrastinated in checking the cache.January 10, 2016 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #1132259
i take that back. found it!
“You have reached the cached page for http://www.theyeshivaworld.com.php53-7.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/coffeeroom/topic/powerball
Below is a snapshot of the Web page as it appeared on 1/8/2016. This is the version of the page that was used for ranking your search results. The page may have changed since it was last cached. To see what might have changed (without the highlights), go to the current page.
You searched for: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/powerball cache We have highlighted matching words that appear in the page below.”
mods will you allow this link? its to a yeshivaworld page!
i think this sends it to a whole new level!!!!January 10, 2016 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm #1132260
Guys. U r all big believers in hashem? I don’t see that, ur saying if hashem promises me to win then why didnt I win, u know why,1- u don’t believe he wants to give it to u. 2- because he said reb yid not this timeJanuary 10, 2016 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #1132261
IsometimesAgree: I don’t understand.
Holala, He didn’t promise me.January 10, 2016 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1132262
They’re not saying that. They’re saying that Hashem did not promise that they would win, so it’s not a lack of emunah to assume they wouldn’t, any more than it is a lack of emunah to assume you won’t find a cupcake in your shoe or get struck by lightning on a Friday in May.January 11, 2016 3:03 am at 3:03 am #1132263hakohen53Participant
Talking about hishtadlus and emunah, I am still trying to confirm this but someone just told me that a Lubavitcher with a large family who works as a mashgiach at a Lakewood restaurant won the Mega’s 165 million. Can’t say for sure that its true, though. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.January 11, 2016 4:57 am at 4:57 am #1132265MammeleParticipant
Apparently it’s not trueJanuary 11, 2016 8:24 am at 8:24 am #1132266
@daasyochid: how do u know that he didnt promise u? And now ur saying that if hashem doesn’t promise me I’m not going to do any hishtadlis because hashem didnt promise. Not everything u get is from what hashem promised its hishtadlis what u do. Let me ask u do u work? If yes why? Hashem is going to help why do I have to do hishtadlis? And let me tell u one thing hashem does only the best things for each and every person so if u don’t win the lottery it’s for ur own good hashem has reasons for that. But it doesn’t mean that u don’t have to try. The same way u work same way u buy lotteryJanuary 11, 2016 11:18 am at 11:18 am #1132267
Let me ask u do u work?
Yes, I’m a freelance horse groomer. I stand outside of BMG handing out business cards offering all the bochurim and yungerleit to groom their horses for a fee. For some reason, I don’t get any jobs, but I feel like I’ve done my hishtadlus.
The same way u work same way u buy lottery
Precisely.January 11, 2016 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #1132268
Holala, how do you know the cupcake in your shoe wasn’t promised?January 11, 2016 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #1132269HashemisreadingParticipant
Rav Avigdor Miller says up to $5 spent on lottery tickets is hishtadlus. more than that may be gamblingJanuary 11, 2016 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #1132270
HIR: Yeah, but you’re forgetting to calculate inflation since then.January 11, 2016 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #1132271zahavasdadParticipant
There is a lottery Kiosk (Might be many, but I saw one) in Meah Sharim and it was manned by a charedi yid.
In the Rebbitzen Kanivesky book, it mentions they won some sort of lottery and used the money to buy a refridgeratorJanuary 11, 2016 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1132272newbeeMember
For some reason I find it embarrassing walking into a gas station wearing a kippa and buying a lottery ticket. Maybe Id be more open to doing it if I could buy one online.
But I still think the “down” feeling after you dont win might outweigh the “up” feeling people get after they initially buy the ticket.January 12, 2016 1:49 am at 1:49 am #1132273ubiquitinParticipant
Buying a ticket is a chisaron in emunah
If Hashem wants you to lose $2 he’ll find a way. dont worryJanuary 12, 2016 2:37 am at 2:37 am #1132274
Ubiquitin: did u ever hear of a story that someone won a lottery that he found in the street ?January 12, 2016 2:57 am at 2:57 am #1132275TheGoqParticipant
Here in NJ you can buy lotto tickets from a machine they have at some stores (Wawa)January 12, 2016 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #1132276
When did u move from queens
Btw they have them in NY tooJanuary 12, 2016 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #1132277ubiquitinParticipant
I dont get it Ive heard all sorts of stories.
Why do you ask?January 12, 2016 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #1132278HashemisreadingParticipant
Sam2: HIR: Yeah, but you’re forgetting to calculate inflation since then.
Can you please calculate inflation for me? I would like to know if I can buy another one for Wednesday..January 12, 2016 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1132280
HIR: No idea, but the major lotteries were only $1 per ticket when R’ Miller died, now the price has doubled, for whatever that’s worth.January 12, 2016 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #1132281cherrybimParticipant
If you want to be a winner; buy a ticket and don’t check it after the drawing. But since you probably won, just conduct your life accordingly. No problem.January 12, 2016 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #1132282
Make sure to lock your shoes in a box to protect them from cupcakes.January 12, 2016 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #1132283TheGoqParticipant
almost 3 years ca.January 12, 2016 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #1132284
Schroedinger’s lottery ticket?January 12, 2016 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #1132285
I’m really out of it thenJanuary 13, 2016 12:06 am at 12:06 am #1132286
Please explain, I don’t understand the equation especially In reference to the numbersJanuary 13, 2016 12:48 am at 12:48 am #1132287offbeat2Member
Sorry to interrupt everyone, but only one organization is benefitting from the lottery aside from the powerball themselves- Oorah is capitalizing on the hype and accepting pledges minimum of 1 million if you win the auction.
Heard even rechnitz pledged!!!January 13, 2016 1:09 am at 1:09 am #1132288moi aussiMember
There was once a man who bought a lottery ticket and didn’t win. He went to Rav Yisroel Salanter and complained, “How could it be that I didn’t win? I had complete Bitachon that Hashem would make me win.” Rav Yisrael told the man to buy another lottery ticket. The man did as Rav Yisrael Salanter said and bought a new lottery ticket. The day before the lottery was to be drawn, unbeknownst to the man, Rav Yisrael Salanter sent a person to try to buy the lottery ticket from him. The man refused to sell the ticket. The messenger said, “I will give you up to half the earnings of the lottery ticket (at that time around 5,000 rubles).” The man thought about it and agreed to sell the ticket for that value. When he demanded the money from the messenger, the messenger replied, “I won’t pay you now. I will use the money from winning the lottery to pay you for the ticket.” They had a disagreement, and as a result the man decided not to sell the ticket. The next day, the lottery was drawn. The man did not win the lottery, and quickly went back to Rav Yisrael Salanter. “How can it be that I didn’t win the lottery this time? I had complete bitachon!” Rav Yisrael Salanter replied, “A person with bitachon doesn’t sell a ticket worth 10,000 rubles for 5,000 rubles.”January 13, 2016 1:17 am at 1:17 am #1132289offbeat2Member
Does anyone truly believe they’ll win?January 13, 2016 4:03 am at 4:03 am #1132290
ca – I was responding to cherrybim… as long as you don’t check your numbers, your ticket is a winning ticket and a losing ticket simultaneously.
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