“What is the Church’s position on gambling?” Liahona, January 2016, 61
The Church is against all gambling of any kind, including lotteries (see Handbook 2: Administering the Church , 21.1.19). The reason we’re counseled not to waste our time and money on it is simple: “Gambling is wrong. … It is addictive and can lead to lost opportunities, ruined lives, and broken families. It is false to believe that you can get something for nothing” (For the Strength of Youth [booklet, 2011], 41).