Tithing on Lottery Winnings
A laid-off man has won $1 million after buying some lottery tickets on a whim against his wife’s wishes, in Southern Oregon. After receiving his winnings the man immediately gave a 10 percent tithe to his church.
According to reports, Riley Gunn was traveling with his wife and three children to their one bedroom residence when he stopped to purchase some corndogs. It was a rare treat for his family, because after he had been laid off in May they had felt the squeeze on their finances.
So it was even more surprising that Gunn decided at that time to buy some lottery tickets as well. Even though he knew his wife would not approve of such a purchase with their limited cash, he couldn’t resist having a throw of the dice to see if lady luck was on his side.
And it proved lady luck was on his side; his $16 purchase of lottery tickets won him $1 million.
Would YOUR church accept a tithe off of lottery winnings?