Haredi pauper hits the jackpot in lottery

Siman Tov summed up his feelings when he said emotionally, "Thank you, Father in Heaven."

A father of four won NIS 28 million for choosing the winning lottery numbers at a Mifal Hayis booth in the Sharon area. (photo credit: REUTERS)
A father of four won NIS 28 million for choosing the winning lottery numbers at a Mifal Hayis booth in the Sharon area.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A haredi man from Bnei Brak won NIS 500,000 in the lottery from a ticket he paid just NIS 50 for on Thursday, it was reported on Arutz Sheva.
The winner, who lived in poverty and preferred to be called "Ashkenazi Simon Tov," had paid just NIS 50 for the 'Chish Gad' scratch.
When explaining why he was in the shop he said, "I entered the Chazon Ish store to shop for groceries as usual, but for some reason, decided to buy a lottery card this time." This was the first time he had ever bought a lottery ticket.
The store owner was also due to gain from this act of divine grace, as Siman Tov promised him a generous tip.
"This literally was a gift from the heavens" the store owner explained, as the winner was going through financial hardship after his business went bankrupt.
Siman Tov summed up his feelings when he said emotionally, "Thank you, Father in Heaven!"