This week at a church in New York state, a man won three million dollars in the lottery. And he put the ticket in the offering plate, giving the whole sum to the church on one condition: that his identity remain anonymous.
So what would you do with a winning lottery ticket? Use it to pay bills, by a new house and cars, set yourself up for retirement?
It's easy to assume the winner was already wealthy, and thus gave the church the money because he didn't need it. But then, why was he playing the lottery to begin with? And if he already had that kind of money, why didn't he just give what he already had to the church? It's very likely that the winner actually didn't have the money, hence he gave the ticket instead.
Now, let's say this happened to you. Would you want to remain anonymous? Or would you want people to know about it? Perhaps would you want the church to name a room after you or after your grandmother?
If this happened to you, what would you do with it? And would you keep it a secret?