John Piper on the “Suicidal Craze of the Lottery”

Chris —  March 31, 2012

John Piper:

Tonight a ticket will be chosen worth over half a billion dollars. Lottery agents in New York were selling 1.3 million Mega Millions tickets per hour Thursday.

Officials were expecting to sell about 1.2 billion tickets total before the drawing.

“Americans spend about $60 billion on the lottery every year,” says Stephen Dubner, co-author of “Freakonomics.” “More than $500 per American household goes to playing the lottery.” (CBS This Morning)

There are at least seven reasons you should not gamble with your money in this way — and should tell your congressmen not to support it.

Read the rest here.

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One response to John Piper on the “Suicidal Craze of the Lottery”

  1. That was really good. I love the way he put #2. I forwarded to Ken. It’s amazing how many Christians think of gambling as harmless.