Lottery I posted this on my board but I thought I would see what you all think also: What has sparked this topic in my mind is that I have been hearing this saying from people alot lately (including my wife) "When I win the lottery, I am going to do _________" My questions are this: 1. Does it go against scripture to play the lottery? 2. Is it truly gambling considering they only cost $1 a ticket? 3. Is it the love of money that drives people to play this game? 4. Could a true Christian who loves God put all that money to good use if they won it or is it tainted money? I personally don't play the lottery because of these reasons: 1. It would be quicker to flush that dollar down the toilet. 2. The odds of winning are the same as getting struck by lightning on a clear day...twice. 3. I have heard too many stories of lottery winners going bankrupt within a few years of winning it and they end up miserable. 4. I don't want the stress of dealing with all that money. 5. I don't need something in my life that is going to get in the way of my relationship with God. I don't mean this to sound like one of those terrible situational ethics questions you had to answer in college; these are just some thoughts that go through my mind.