Jonah wins the lottery (Jon 1:7-1:7)

“The sailors

Said to one another.

‘Come!

Let us cast lots!

Thus,

We may know

On whose account

This calamity

Has come upon us.’

So,

They cast lots.

The lot fell on Jonah.”

These sailors said to each other that they wanted to cast lots, a common way of making decisions.  They wanted to know who was the cause of this great storm.  Jonah won the lottery, as the lot fell to him.  In other words, they considered that Jonah was the cause of the storm.