A grocery store that sold the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot lottery ticket of all time is donating the tens of thousands of dollars it raised as a seller.
The Fred Meyer in Auburn, Washington was awarded $50,000 earlier this week for the sale of the winning $754.6 million Powerball ticket.
On Thursday, the store donated the entire amount to the Auburn Food Bank.
The act of kindness is part of the Zero Hunger | supermarket Zero Waste campaign aiming to end hunger and get rid of waste.
“Hunger and food insecurity are critical issues across the state, and partnerships like this one with Fred Meyer and QFC (Quality Food Centers) aim to reduce the number of people affected by food insecurity,” said Debbie Christian, executive director of the Auburn Food Bank, according to KING TELEVISION.
The $50,000 will pay for 66,000 meals for the community.
Fred Meyer is also donating $10,000 to the Auburn store so its employees can celebrate, said the company’s president, Todd Kammeyer.
The winning Powerball ticket was sold on February 5th. It had not been claimed as of Thursday. The winner has 180 days from the day of the draw to claim the jackpot before it is placed in a reserve account by law.
It is the second time a Powerball jackpot has been won in Auburn since 2014. The then-wife won $90,000.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/02/11/auburn-store-that-sold-winning-powerball-lottery-ticket-gives-50000-18264789/ Auburn: A store that sold a winning Powerball lottery ticket gives $50,000