Luck Isn't a Lady; She's a Slave-master and Her Target is You

Are you feeling like you wish you could win the lottery? Check out the stories of some of these “winners.” It may give you pause and reason to give thanks.

Lottery Winners Share Hard Lessons

$500 Million Powerball Jackpot: The Tragic Stories of the Lottery’s Unluckiest Winners
Need a little proof that money doesn't buy happiness? For these 10 lottery winners, cashing in turned out to have been the worst decision of their lives.

Also, remember that there are a lot of losers to produce just one to a handful of winners. From where do you think all those millions come? You are much more likely to be a loser every time you play for the rest of your life than you are to have some of the following happen to you: 

11 Things More Likely to Happen to You Than Winning  the Powerball Jackpot

Lotteries are clever in building up people’s hopes. They keep that hope alive with a little “winning” here and there. Just how much did you spend in lottery tickets before and after you won that $40.00? There are a lot of better things to do with your hard-earned money then to bet it on something not at all likely to happen (see above story for things you are more likely to have happen to you than to win the Powerball Jackpot).

Notice how casinos look?

If you really had a good shot at winning big, don’t you think casinos would look like mom and pop stores rather than Saddam Hussein’s many palaces?

What does the Bible have to say about such things?

Philippians 4:10-12

1 Timothy 6:7-9

And there are plenty of other passages that have to do with hard work, care in spending, saving, avoiding and getting out of debt. Remember the adage that “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

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