(August 19, 2019 / JNS) An impoverished man in the Israeli haredi neighborhood of Bnei Brak purchased a $15 scratch-off lottery ticket, winning more $140,000.
It was apparently the first time that the winner, who goes by the name “Ashkenazi Siman Tov,” reportedly purchased a lottery ticket. Siman tov is Hebrew for a “good sign” and is usually used in the context of the term “mazel tov,” which can mean “good luck.”
Israeli media described Siman Tov as a “beggar” after his business went bankrupt, leading to his financial struggles.
He publicly expressed appreciation toward G-d and pledged the store owner a great tip.
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