Wiccan Wins Lottery

The $330,000,000 jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game had four winning tickets over the weekend.

One of them was held by a Wiccan (Emphases mine):

Elwood “Bunky” Bartlett says a New Age book store made it possible for him to become an overnight multimillionaire.

He and his wife, Denise, were on their way to the shop where he occasionally teaches Wicca and Reiki healing when they stopped at a liquor store and bought two $5 Mega Millions tickets for Friday night’s estimated $330 million jackpot.

On Sunday, he said one of his tickets was a winner.

“If it wasn’t for this place I wouldn’t have won the lottery,” Bartlett said Sunday at Mystickal Voyage, the New Age shop.

Bartlett, an accountant from Dundalk (in Maryland), said he made a bargain with the multiple gods associated with his Wiccan beliefs: “You let me win the lottery and I’ll teach.” Both tickets he purchased had numbers chosen randomly from the computer.

Bartlett said the money won’t change him, although he plans to invest in Mystickal Voyage. “I’m going to live my life like I have been,” he said.

Part of me wants to cry since I know the money will be invested in more ignorance and pseudoscience in the form of a New Age shop.

Part of me wants to laugh because this is hilarious compared to the religious people who think they won the lottery because of their faith in the Christian God. I can’t wait to hear their reactions…

(via Boing Boing)


[tags]atheist, atheism, Wiccan, Christian[/tags]

  • http://bjornisageek.blogspot.com Bjorn Watland

    It’s just a test from God. See, the Christian landlord of the New Age shop will be the one to really benefit most, right? We all know that God is responsible for all good things, and anything bad that happens is our own fault.

  • Joseph Huddleston

    I see thousands of wiccan converts. Everybody like a god/religion that comes through.

  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    Bjorn’s wrong.

    The answer is: SATAN!!!!

    I want to add, “YAY!” Good for these folks. As much as I can’t stand the wacky world of magicke… I have to give the Wiccans some slack as a more hated religion than most. I feel like Awww… You go Wiccans… follow thy bliss.

  • Cielo Perdomo

    I’m glad he won! It always seems like the OTHER religions always pick on us Wiccans and we have the same joys and troubles as anyone else and weather them with OUR faith in a non-dogmatic religion. Too bad he lives in Maryland; I’d like to attend his classes.

  • http://www.mobilespellbook.com Mobilespellbook

    As far as the whole god/wicca/anything. Everyone needs something to believe in. Faith is what keeps man going. As for wiccans as far as I have seen they have a lot of mind power. Faith in themselves and I think that is something we all need.


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