Daniel Chan, secretary of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Society, thinks so, and he's planning to do just that, for this week's record $90 million Oz Lotto draw.
"Well, why not?" he's told Australia's The Age. "It's a truckload of cash."
He's got a point, but then, so does the thorn of a rose. Because while the money raised from such a lottery can be helpful to a state, local, or (in this case) national government — and goodness knows a Buddhist society could do wondrous things with even a fraction of the money that came with the winning numbers — it's maybe not quite the kind of activity that the Buddha would have supported.