Islam and the Quran

Is it a gamble that Malls give gifts by drawing of lots?

Question: I bought something from a mall and they gave me a lottery ticket for a car. Will the car be lawful for me if a win?

Answer:

If you didn’t pay anything extra for the lottery ticket, then it will be like a gift. So there’s nothing wrong about it, it doesn’t count as gambling. It doesn’t make it a gamble if the Mall determines people who will win the car by drawing of lots. What makes it gamble is that you are paying an extra something to join it or not.

You can also look to another answer concerning the same issue:

http://www.islamandquran.org/fatwas/is-it-lawful-for-a-newspaper-to-take-its-readers-to-umrah-by-coupons-and-lot.html

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