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Answer for question 4174.

If you won the lottery, what three things would you buy first? Would you give any to charity? Would you take the money all at once or get it in installments?
If I won the lottery I would buy these three things first.

1. buy me new car
2. buy a second home for our book collection
3. build a meeting house for contemplative Christian worshipers near where we live

I would give some of the money to fed the hungry in our local community.

I would take the money in a lump sum.

I have never bought lottery tickets. I believe as a Christian we come into the world with nothing and we leave the world with nothing. We all must face the divine Judge on the Last Day and give an account of our lives. If I was to win the lottery and had millions of dollars I know I would have to answer to God and how we spent those millions.

Also does not buying lottery tickets express that you are not happy with your lot in life. Should we not be content with what the Lord has chosen to bestow on us? Will millions of dollars make us happy? As a Christian I know only knowing the Lord Jesus brings true and lasting happiness.

"[18] And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
[19] And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
[20] Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
[21] And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
[22] Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
[23] And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
[24] And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
[25] For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
[26] And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
[27] And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
[28] Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
[29] And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
[30] Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting." Luke 18:18-30

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