Lotteries are big news in Canada these days. Seems that lottery ticket sellers report winnings far more frequently than is statistically reasonable. Seems they are stealing from legitimate ticket-holders, by telling them their ticket has only won $5, or has won a "free ticket". Meanwhile, they are pocketing the thousands and tens of thousands of dollars of winnings themselves.
It also turns out that government agencies that run these things have been aware of this for years -- and done nothing about it.
Let's do some accounting:
The lottery ticket sellers desired the money that belonged to the purchasers ("thou shalt not covet").
They misrepresented the tickets to the purchasers and claimed to have purchased them themselves to the lottery agencies ("thou shalt not bear false witness").
They defrauded the legitimate purchasers of their winnings ("thou shalt not steal").
All perfectly legitimate behavior in a society that says we must keep religious values separate from public life.
There was a time when Ontario was built on the judeo-christian value of honesty; that time has gone.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.