Have you heard about the atheist who became a believer after his mother won a $1 million lottery prize?
Yup. According to the Christian Post, that’s exactly what happened to a self-confessed atheist who became a believer after mocking God by sarcastically praying for his mother to win the lottery.
Sal Bentivegna, 28, who did not previously believe in God, he said, had sarcastically asked his mother to “ask your God for a million dollars”.
From the Post: “However, his mother Gloria Bentivegna, follows the Catholic faith, and staying true to her belief refused to ask God for such a thing. Taking his joke further, Sal then prayed out aloud saying, “God, I don’t know if you’re real or not, but if you are there, please let my mother win a million dollars.”
He added, “If Jesus wants me to believe in him, that’s what he’ll do”.
The following day his mother bought a “Lotto Tree” of unscratched instant win tickets from her Church’s charity auction. Sal was then left absolutely stunned when he found out his mother had won a million.
By winning New York’s Sweet Million game, Gloria Bentivegna will now receive $50,000 every year for the next 20 years.