|Posted: December 29, 2009, 11:31 pm - IP Logged|
I am trying to find some stories about those people who didn't seem to deserve to win a jackpot but did. So far I can think of that British rapist who won a sizable jackpot while on a short leave from the prison. And LP had the story of this druggie who blew $24 mils away for drugs and luxuries. Even in Korea, there are several stories about some serious criminals winning jackpots.
I gotta admit. Interesting coincidences do happen. And Michael Shermer will kindly remind you that it has nothig to do with God. Outside of the xian scripture, the world is choke-full of the evidences that God is wacky/evil if he exists. Heck, even the Book of Isaiah says both Good and Evil come out of God!
Anyway, weird coincidences do happen. Needy people do win. But that Whittaker guy, whose net worth was already $17mil won and had his share of misfortune since then. And people who saw the numbers in their dreams win sometimes. I remember the story of Ihsan Khan, and I also read this Japanese guy who won $1mil in Japan after playing the numbers he got from his dream.
Probably the safest, but unsatisfying answer is that we don't have the satisfactory answer. And I guess we will have to live with it. Yeah, life is unfair. But it's a daunting task to find out why exactly it happens. (it's not just by greed and evil, I guess.)
But, ah... To make the world less unfair, I would donate a couple of thousand buck every month if I win a few million. I am already receiving VA compensation for service-connected disability. I wanna give something back. Maybe I can buy toys for the kids of the disabled vets every X-mas. But the winning benefactor doesn't have to be me. There are tens of thousands of disabled Iraq and Afghanistan Vets, and many of them lost their limbs.
Maybe there's a better chance with the prayer for the healing power to grow severed limbs. Heck, maybe I can charge a few thousand bucks (actually that's reasonable. A vet without limbs gobble up tens of thousands of government dollars) for such healing power I won't be envious of lottery winners, Haha!