Anonymous Donor Leaves $80,000-Winning Scratch Ticket at Door of Religious Charity. How Awesome is That?


I love feel good stories like this.

A Columbus, Georgia, nonprofit has received a winning delivery worth thousands.

Cathedral of Prayer Inc. has claimed a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth $80,000.

Gloria Rodgers, chief financial officer, said that the winning ticket, Lemon Doubler Cashword, was dropped anonymously in the church offering plate.

Rodgers, speaking on behalf of the nonprofit, claimed the prize Aug. 26 at the Georgia Lottery’s Columbus District Office.

It’s an excellent thing, she said. People in the community have come by and put lottery winnings in the offering through the years.

The $80,000 prize is by far the largest they’ve received.

When we saw this, we didn’t know, Rodgers added.

According to Rodgers, burglars stripped the air conditioning unit of its copper three weeks ago, leaving the edifice without cool air. The anonymous donation will go toward fixing the unit.

Everybody is just thrilled, she said. We’re thankful.


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