1. Tornado Relief in Alabama
2. $50 Million to Girls Inc. and End 68 Hours of Hunger
A lucky New Hampshire native woke up one January morning in 2018 to find out she was a Powerball champion. After winning $559.9 million, she was adamant on providing part of her money directly to charity. After setting aside $50 million for donations, she promptly began handing out checks! Here first donations, at $249,000, each were made out to local New Hampshire branches of the national charities Girls Inc. and End 68 Hours of Hunger.
3. An entire jackpot to fight human trafficking
One of the most selfless acts of generosity we’ve seen came from a lottery winner in New York State. In 2008, following a $3 million windfall from a Bada-Bling scratch off ticket, the anonymous winner donated the WHOLE PRIZE to his church, the True North Community Church of Port Jefferson. The money was to be gifted annually over the course of 20 years, which set the church up to receive $102,000 per year. The church’s pastor, Bertrand Crabbe, said that the first year’s money would be donated to Love 146, an organization that fights and creates awareness around human trafficking.
4. A Jackpocket player gave back to charity
A Jackpocket player continues the theme! When Angelica in Corpus Christi won a $150,000 Powerball prize, she decided to use her winnings to continue her charity work. She told us she's also planning to buy a member of her church a new car to wish them luck at seminary school.
5. $500,000 to veterans group
This $350 million Powerball winner in Iowa formed her own foundation, which will give back to many causes. The 2018 winner revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that her charitable foundation was dedicated to the memory of her grandson, who passed away at only 1 day old. Her first official donation? Half a million dollars to the Travis Mill Foundation, a rehabilitation center that supports veterans and their families.
6. (BONUS!) $215,000 for Broadway Cares. Thanks, Jackpocket fam!
Our New York players logged on in droves earlier this year to play the lottery for a good cause. Jackpocket partnered with Broadway Cares, which helps members of the performing arts community who were struggling during the pandemic. Knowing that 10% of NY ticket sales on Jackpocket would go toward this NYC-based organization, y'all stepped UP, resulting in a $215,000 donation to the Broadway Cares COVID-19 relief fund.