A thought from the scriptures

. . . choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:15.

"A lottery is a form of gambling, regardless of the high-sounding purpose it may be advocated to meet. . . ," said President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency during the October 1985 general conference. "Lotteries are advocated as a means of relieving the burden of taxation. That may be a political matter. But a tax by any other name is still a tax, except in this case the burden usually falls on the poor who can least afford to pay it."

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