1 Timothy 6:9 ESV

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

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Pastor John Piper, who is the chancellor of Minnesota-based Bethlehem College and Seminary believes it is wrong for Christians to play the lottery, even though it is now a $70 billion industry in the United States.
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