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Powerball lottery winners award $1 million in grants
Three Connecticut men who claimed a $254 million Powerball jackpot last week made good on their statement that they would be immediately donating a sizable amount to charity. The trustees of the Putnam Avenue Family Trust has awarded their first $1 million in charitable grants to five veteran support organizations. The Putnam Avenue Family Trust was set up after the winning Connecticut lottery ticket, worth $254 million, was bought. The organizations were selected on their proven abilit
Dec 5, 2011, 12:24 pm - Lottery News

$80,000 lottery ticket dropped in church collection plate
Jerry's Mart convenient store is often referred to as the lucky store, Manager Junior Patel said. The walls are plastered with winning tickets, the highest totaling $750,000 and soon another will be added. One lucky person picked up a $3 Lemon Doubler Cashword ticket and was fortunate enough to scratch off $80,000 what they did next was even more unbelievable. The unknown winner placed the winning ticket in the collection plate at Cathedral of Prayer Church in Columbus, donating every penn
Aug 31, 2011, 8:38 am - Lottery News

Three winning lottery tickets donated to church
Unity North Atlanta Church on Sandy Plains Road in Northeast Cobb, Georgia, received an unusual gift last week from a generous churchgoer: winning lottery tickets. The church member, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated three Georgia Lottery tickets totaling more than $4,000 to the northeast Cobb institution. Staff claimed the prize on behalf of the church Aug. 1. The Rev. Richard Burdick said the money would go toward the church's mortgage and monthly bills. The country is in a
Aug 9, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News

Canadian woman who gave away lotto winnings dies
A central Nova Scotia woman known for donating nearly all of a huge lotto jackpot died last weekend. Violet Large, who suffered from cancer, died Saturday morning at a hospital in Lower Truro, according to an online obituary posted by a funeral home. She was 79. Large and her husband of 37 years, Allen Large, cashed in a winning Lotto 649 ticket last summer and collected $11.2 million. They went on to give most of it away to relatives, friends, charities, hospitals, schools, churches and f
Jul 19, 2011, 8:02 am - Lottery News

Ohio lottery winner to help charities, friends
Includes video report An Ohio man won $5 million in the Ohio Lottery Tuesday, but even though he's dependent on kidney dialysis, he says he plans on helping friends and charities with financial gifts. Phillip Withem, of Logan, won the second chance drawing called the Top Prized Drawing. In 2006, Withem turned a $20 instant lottery ticket into $2,500. Then, he won another drawing out of 86 entrants. He said the fact that he is now a millionaire hasn't sunk in yet. It's not going to s
Jun 16, 2011, 9:55 am - Lottery News

Millionaire janitor buys school new track
Includes video report The lunch hour is over and Evergreen High School custodian Tyrone Curry gets out his broom for a quick sweep up. I try to make sure it's spotless and it's ready for the kids, he said. After cleaning, he's off to his second passion: coaching the track and field team. I just like staying busy, Curry said with a laugh. But in reality, he doesn't have to work. He's a millionaire. I know my wife says, 'Oh, you don't really have to work' and I say, 'Yeah. I d
Apr 20, 2011, 9:21 am - Lottery News

Winning lottery ticket worth $30,000 found in church collection plate
A struggling Baltimore parish received a surprising donation two Sundays ago, when a Maryland Lottery Cash Craze Crossword scratch-off ticket worth $30,000 arrived in the collection plate. The ticket, which was already scratched revealing the win, was discovered by the church's pastor when tallying the day's contributions. I'm not too familiar with these tickets, said the pastor. I asked somebody if it was a winner. The response was It looks like it's a winner to me. With this affirmation
Mar 29, 2011, 12:12 pm - Lottery News

S.C. Senate passes expanded gambling law
Includes video report The South Carolina State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would allow charities, schools and churches to hold raffles legally. Right now the only legal raffle in the state is the lottery. Opponents of this new bill said it would open the door for organized gambling. However, supporters disagree and said it's common sense to update state law that's more than 200 years old. The activity is practiced among organizations in order to raise money for good causes. K
Feb 11, 2011, 7:40 am - Lottery News

Canadian couple gives away entire $11.2M lottery jackpot
A Nova Scotia couple won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July and now every penny is gone. But Allen and Violet Large of Lower Truro didn't spend any of it on themselves. They say they decided to take care of family, organizations and institutions instead. What you've never had, you never miss, said Violet, 78. Married since 1974, the couple does not live large. They don't travel, they don't gamble (beyond playing the lottery) and they don't buy what they don't need. We h
Nov 4, 2010, 8:15 am - Lottery News

Powerball winner breaks ground on latest gift
With great blessings can come great responsibility. Reverend Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. won the lottery in 2009, and he turned over the winning, and the blessings, for others. Jackson has given Morris College the largest donation they have ever received from a single person: $10 million. Monday, he helped break ground on a new building on campus. I realize that the position that I'm in comes the good and the bad, but I promise to be led by God and if I'm led by God, I can't forget those who
Sep 23, 2010, 8:48 am - Lottery News

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