July 24, 2018 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #1563983
It’s just that lottery winners are pre selected to be bad with money. Before they won, they wasted what little they had on lottery tickets.July 25, 2018 11:24 am at 11:24 am #1564314
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What about those who only buy on an occasional basis? Are those more likely to succeed?July 25, 2018 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm #1564353
Rav Sheishess said:: … Rather, [dice-players are disqualified] because they are not involved with furthering the general welfare.
Sanhedrin 24bJuly 25, 2018 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #1564335
Someone once complained to Hashem that he never wins the lottery, so He said to him, did you ever buy a lottery ticket?July 25, 2018 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #1565208
There have been people who found a winning ticket that they did not buy.July 26, 2018 8:08 am at 8:08 am #1565299
Did those people succeed with their winnings?July 27, 2018 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #1566193
Misasek b’kuvia are pasul l’eidus be cause they have a chazaka of untrustworthiness. Note that, at least in dinei mamonus, if the litigants agree to accept the eidus of a gambler, his testimony is accepted. The p’sul of misasek is not intrinsic. It is simply a chazaka. Do lottery purchasers have such a chazaka? I think not.August 1, 2018 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #1567982
There were some great tzaddikim that bought lottery tickets. Not everyone agrees, but certainly Yesh Al Mi Lismoch, so it can’t be totally assur or a P’sul.
Certainly it must have only been occasionally, because Leis Man D’Palig that buying it regularly is a waste of money.
There is a Chassidishe legend about a certain tzaddik who learned and did chessed every minute of the day. Once every few months when funds ran low, he did his ‘Hishtadlus’ by buying a lottery ticket (and winning apparently.) But I think no one today is on that level of bitachon and Melumad Binissim (a Baal Mofes).August 1, 2018 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #1568135
Buying one ticket opens up the possibility. Buying more than one is foolishness.October 24, 2018 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #1610435
In places where lottery winners can be anonymous, they probably do better.October 24, 2018 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1610439
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statistically, (i just googled it) 70% of lottery winners go broke.
Jewish people are normally more financially successful than average, so wouldn’t most of the people in the CR have at least a 60% chance of having a nice post lottery life?October 25, 2018 8:09 am at 8:09 am #1610501
I wonder how much would even be left over once a winning frum family put aside funds for tuition for 8+ kids, a house and weddings… That makes it more likely that it would just be a Brocha and not ruin their lives by encouraging them to be non productive.October 25, 2018 8:11 am at 8:11 am #1610502
Not to mention maaser and chomeshOctober 25, 2018 8:12 am at 8:12 am #1610536
DocidBT the lottery is meant to support public funds
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