In recent days, the Powerball lottery, which is approaching the staggering sum of 1.4 billion dollars, is drawing worldwide attention • “He knows that many people bought tickets, so why does he buy tickets, when his chances are so slim?” • The Lesson, Free Translation
Free Translation (partial):
” …Especially if he is aware of what is written, that there are 36 [concealed] Tzadikim – maybe he is one of them!
This is similar to how the lottery works, that people spend money on a ticket, and if asked:
“You know that there are so many people who purchased tickets, and only one person can win, so why are you laying out money to buy it” – when he knows there are so many others who bought?!
Moreover, he buys it thinking that he will be the winner, not only a winner, second or third place, but the first place winner – the highest sum!
He answers, someone has to win, so why shouldn’t he be that person – how is he any ‘less’ than the others?
Same with us: it’s possible that he is one of the 36 Tzadikim. Although he himself does not see his assets – on the contrary, this is additional proof that he is a hidden Tzadik, and he need only reveal it.”