Not sure to which mitzvah you should devote your hard-earned money? No need to worry about that anymore. Simply dedicate $1 million of your vast fortune to each mitzvah.
Now, getting that massive fortune might seem like a dream, but it’s possible; all you have to do is buy a $2 ticket into Tuesday night’s Powerball drawing.
The odds of winning the jackpot happen to be just 1 in 292,000,000, but don’t let that stop you. 613 is an obviously important number in Yiddishkeit, and the fact that the Powerball jackpot is standing at that number can’t be a coincidence, right?
The bad news is that even if you do win the big prize, you won’t even come home with half that amount. Before taxes, the lump sum cash option for the winner is “just” $329 million. But don’t let that discourage you either! 329 is gematriah for אערבנו – “I will guarantee him,” which can only mean that Hashem is guaranteeing that you will win, right? Right.
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Did YWN ever ask a respectable Rav if it is “kosher” for them to push the lottery?
Zicher ah Yid vet vinnen.