Lotto Rip-Off

Dawn has been playing the lottery. She’s a Christian and wants to know Dave’s views on playing the lottery. They’ve been struggling financially and thought a chance at a million dollars was worth a few dollars.

QUESTION: Dawn has been playing the lottery. She’s a Christian and wants to know Dave’s views on playing the lottery. They’ve been struggling financially and thought a chance at a million dollars was worth a few dollars. Dave has some strong opinions about playing the lottery when you’re broke.

ANSWER: You’re kidding. You really want my advice? No, you don’t. You just thought you did.

“I’m struggling financially, and I’m throwing money out the window. Dave, do you think this is smart?” It’s only a dollar, but it’s a dollar that indicates stupidity in your life. You are more likely to be struck by lightning five times than to win the lottery. How many people do you know who have been struck by lightning and lived through it five times?

You’re not going to win. It’s a total waste of money. You’re placing your hope in the wrong things. Honestly, ask yourself as a Christian if you think Jesus thinks this is a good use of your money. The lottery is a tax on people who can’t do math and poor people. Those are the only people who play. No one else plays the lottery.