You go to the store. The large rack of lottery tickets is just sitting there. You have the extra dollar in your pocket. "One lottery ticket could not possibly be a sin," you think. "I am not casting lots over Christ's garments, just scratching one ticket." And then...
Man searches fields, trash bins for lottery ticket. "I think God was telling me ... that I need to be dependent on Him and not on lotteries and jobs and anything else," he said.
In this story there is this weird combination of a loving God that is somehow vindictive in His punishment.
If he keeps playing and winning, at least the pastor knows he will tithe on his winnings.