Jtube: Giving Away the Jackpot

What would you do if you won the lottery?

What would you do if you won the lottery?

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Comments (15)

(15) Anonymous, December 15, 2014 4:03 AM


Why didn't they ask me if I want some?

(14) SARAH, April 10, 2013 11:26 AM



(13) N from B, June 7, 2011 2:13 AM


I think that the title should've been "giving away the jackpot" rather, "making a wise investment"

(12) Vliyam Ben-Kish, November 22, 2010 3:51 PM

If I won the lottery

I would give 100% of it to Migdal Or.

(11) Elyakum, November 22, 2010 7:13 AM


I do not want to take away from the greatness of their act at all. I just have some comments on the comments. #6DD - On lawsuits - first of all they said that they also gave to family, but more than that, Canadians do not have the "sue everybody" mentality that seems to be popular in the USA. #8 - they did not say that it went to pay for Cancer treatments, again, we are talking about Canada, full socialized medicine. And #9 the Pastor - Judaism recognizes that different folks have different shares of physicality in this world, there are poor and there are rich, but everyone is equal when they come together to pray. I don't think that you are going to help the world's suffering people by giving away $11M, it doesn't hurt, but it doesn't fix the problem and the problem doesn't need fixing like that. Suffering people need one on one attention.

(10) Baruch, November 17, 2010 10:20 PM

They are so real!

(9) Pastor Daniel Dedmon, November 17, 2010 3:16 PM

Give and it shall be given

Shalom, Though I am not certain what the true motive was for giving up such an amount of money.(Government). I do know that for me, I would have to let the money work for G-d. There are so many hurting people, who are destitute and hungry. How can we say we love Hashem, only to ignore the needs of His people; especially our Jewish families, as well as all who are made in the image of G-d. How much would I keep? Very little, Why? Because you cannot out give G-d I pray that more people would be their brothers keeper, helping one another, and loving one another as G-d loves us. .

(8) Anonymous, November 17, 2010 9:33 AM

Full of Heart & Charitable people

Good for them. They have teir prioities right and they were responsible enough to leave over for themselves to cover her cancer treatments.

(7) Sarah L., November 16, 2010 10:20 PM

Its so amazing when people realize that true happiness is being happy with what you have, and that the things that are important in life are not money or fame.

(6) DD, November 16, 2010 8:15 PM

Wasted!! (NOT) :)

Of course when I entertain fantasies about winning a lottery I definitely plan in lots to tzedaka, but the whole shebang? Hmmm. Of course their priorities are exemplary, but if they have any kids (read that "potential heirs"), can you not foresee possible upcoming lawsuits claiming that these folks were not in their right minds when they gave it all away? Such is society today... My 2 favorite parts of this video, aside from of course the wonderful lesson of givingness in this couple:(1) The reporter saying :"The car still works." and (2) the rotary telephone!!! Did you see it?? Maybe the last one in existence! Along with this type of person.

(5) judy, November 16, 2010 8:07 PM

You know the story. "You can't take it with you." "Lay up treasure in heaven where moth and rust does not corrupt."

(4) Antonio Perez, November 16, 2010 5:30 PM

It is more blessed to give than to receive

That was very inspiring. It sets a positive example on how to live, really according to how the Torah teaches. I hope more people, myself included, can be more generous toward people in need and not forget to remind them that it's really all from G-d.

(3) Anonymous, November 16, 2010 5:15 PM

beautiful couple.

they have their priorities right. good health to them.

(2) Adam R., November 14, 2010 9:14 PM

G-d bless them...

May G-d Bless this couple and give them long, healthy and happy lives. May they be an inspiration unto all of us.

(1) Steve Goldstein, November 14, 2010 10:11 AM

Mandatory viewing

This should be mandatory viewing in every high school across North America.


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