One day a man named Gangadhar Padhalni from the Kumaon hills came to meet Baba at Kainchi ashram.
He had a minor job with Roadways and was concerned about his inability to meet his family's expenses.
Although he did not say anything about it to Baba, Baba asked a devotee to give Gangadhar five rupees.
Then Baba said to him, "Buy a lottery ticket in your wife's name."
Gangadhar's wife was from Kerala.
He followed Baba's instructions, and they won 500,000 rupees.
His wife purchased property with the money, and they lived confortably for some time.
Later the woman became emotionally upset by her husband's extravagance and returned to Kerala.
Baba made sure she was provided for.