South Carolina retailer uses lottery commission to feed the hungry for Thanksgiving
By Kate Northrop
More often than not, it's the prize winners who use their winnings to perform generous acts and good deeds. This Thanksgiving, a convenience store that received a $3,500 commission for selling a lottery ticket worth $350,000 is using those extra funds to give back to the community by providing meals to the hungry.
Earlier this month, a South Carolina woman bought a $10 Mighty Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket from the KP Food Mart on East River Street in Anderson and won a $3 ...
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North Carolina veteran plans on using $10 million lottery prize to honor his son
Windfall from lottery winnings allow parents to pay touching tribute
By Kate Northrop
A retired veteran from North Carolina will be using his $10 million lottery prize to honor his recently deceased son by giving back to the community.
Marine Master Sergeant Alvin Mack II of Jacksonville retired from the military in May. His 19-year-old son, Alvin Mack III, who served in the Air Force Honor Guard at Arlington Cemetery, passed away that same month. With a winning lottery ticket worth $10 ...
Nov 5, 2020, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery-winning farmer shares potatoes with people in coronavirus isolation
A woman who used her lottery winnings to move to a farm in England supplied free potatoes to people in self-isolation due to COVID-19.
Susan Herdman, 51, moved to the farm after winning the United Kingdom National Lottery in 2010 and made a post in a local Facebook group offering to share her potatoes after learning of people stockpiling food and supplies due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
Herdman delivered potatoes to isolating families and a home for disabled children in addition to ...
Mar 25, 2020, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Winner of $1.5B lottery jackpot donates some winnings to Alabama tornado victims
Updated with additional details about the anonymous winner
The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history $1.5 billion is sharing some of her newfound wealth to help others in need.
The lucky South Carolina woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is donating to the Alabama Red Cross to aid tornado relief and several South Carolina charities.
She decided to donate because she claimed the money when a tornado struck Alabama in early March, her lawyer Jason Kurland said.
Mar 18, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
Florida man putting $14.5 million lottery win toward education in India
A Tampa man is a millionaire after he struck the Florida Lottery's $14.5 million dollar jackpot, and he plans to use his windfall to help less fortunate children in his home country of India.
Krishna Barri said he doesn't play the lottery that often but sometimes he will buy a handful of tickets.
For the drawing on December 1, he played 10 tickets at the Zephyrhills Publix Liquor Store and hit the jackpot.
21-30-39-44-45-46. I won't forget those numbers anymore, said Barri.
Barri s ...
Dec 11, 2018, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
Nurses donate Mega Millions winnings to co-workers in need
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The nationwide buzz over the recent $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was a temporary high, but the excitement at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO, continued weeks after the drawing.
A lottery pool of 126 nurses working at the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) had hoped to win it all and while they didn't get the jackpot, they did have some luck.
We never thought in a million years we would win anything at all, and then we came one number away from ...
Nov 29, 2018, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa lottery winner donates $500K to veterans' group
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A Powerball winner in Iowa this week donated $500,000 of her prize to a group supporting disabled veterans.
Lerynne West, who was part of a group sharing an-almost $700 million jackpot, announced the donation on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday.
West said she was donating the money to the Travis Mills Foundation, a group based in Hallowell, Maine, and that three of her brothers served in the military and that her father was a Vietnam War veteran.
It's very im ...
Nov 16, 2018, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa single mom claims half of $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Winner established foundation to use money to help others
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One of two winners of the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot was revealed Monday as a woman from Redfield, Iowa who happened to buy a ticket as she was picking up a slice of pizza and coffee at a local store.
Lerynne West, 51, came forward as the winner during a news conference with the Iowa Lottery.
West, a mother of three daughters and grandmother of six children, said she is going to take the lump sum op ...
Nov 6, 2018, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. family that won $429 million lottery jackpot is 'praying' it forward
When Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven adult children won a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot in 2016, they promised to give 10 percent of their winnings the largest jackpot ever won in New Jersey to their church and to help others.
Almost immediately, the Trenton family donated a portion of their winnings to set up the Smith Family Foundation to dole out grants to charities that support their mission to give back to the community. They view their windfall as a way to uphold their strong faith a ...
Oct 1, 2018, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Chase the Ace lottery dispute settled between aunt and nephew
A family dispute over a $1.2 million lottery prize won in July was settled Monday after a five-hour settlement conference.
In July, Barbara Reddick of Guysborough and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay were announced as the winners of the $1.2 million prize in the Chase the Ace lottery held in Margaree Forks.
Immediately following the presentation, Reddick served verbal notice to her nephew that she was taking him to court to claim the full prize. They each received $611,319.50.
Sep 17, 2018, 4:45 pm - Lottery News forum