Anonymous Lottery Player Drops Winning Ticket In Salvation Army Kettle

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — An anonymous Pennsylvania Lottery player recently deposited a winning instant ticket worth $1,000 into a Salvation Army red kettle.

“The Christmas season often brings out the best in people,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “It’s heartwarming to hear stories such as this one, and I applaud this anonymous winner for turning their good fortune into an act of charity that will benefit the community.”

The prize-winning ticket for the Fantastic 10s instant game was dropped into a Salvation Army red kettle at a Walmart in Erie on December 6, 2016.

“We’ve received donations of winning instant tickets in the past, but they’re usually in an amount of $10 or $20 – never something of this size,” said Major Leslie Walter, officer of the Salvation Army in Erie. “We are very grateful for this generous donation, which will help us to serve people and families in need.”

The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army serves thousands of needy families through a variety of support services. Visit them online here.

1 Comment

  • Jonathan Hughes

    It was an act of giving. God gives to us what we use. Charity is not an earthly thing.
    1 Corinthians 13:4-8Authorized (King Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
    charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 doth not
    behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh
    no evil; 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 beareth all
    things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;
    whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it
    shall vanish away.
    Colossians 3:14: And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond
    of perfectness. KJV Cambridge editon 1611 study bible. Old Scofield bible study bible. The Sword study bible or the KJV 1900.

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