2008_08_bada.jpgIs gambling really a vice if you donate your $3 million lottery ticket to a church in need? The growing True North Community Church, which Newsday says was about to hold services in "rented ballrooms and school gyms," received a blessing when an anonymous donor gave them a winning Ba-Da Bling scratch-off ticket's winnings. The Port Jefferson Station church will received $150,000 a year for 20 years. Taxes will be taken out, but since the church is a nonprofit, "the church can file for refund claims for a portion or all of the taxes withheld by the lottery." The church has decided to give the first year of earnings away to charities and its pastor denied being the lottery ticket winner, "I'd give a lot of it to the church, but not all of it. This is a rare, remarkable, generous person."