On March 13 a lucky person won $30,000 on a lottery ticket in Baltimore, USA. However, the winner had no plans whatsoever to buy something or celebrate the big win. Instead he/she went straight to church and put the winning ticket in the collection plate.
The gift was very appreciated and well-needed by the church that had suffered from financial problems in the passed few years. The church's pas[...] Read more » Unknown person put lottery ticket worth $30,000 in the collection plate
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
Wow - What an incredible waste. Don't get me wrong - I think donating a large win like that is an awesome thing to do. But to the Church? One of the richest "companies" in the world - with all kinds of disgusting practices. Whilst I acknowledge the church does do some good (even though it's often tainted - like support groups for addicts etc that ultimately push people into a religious mindset) - Ultimately they're a negative influence on the world when you weigh up all the pros and cons.
There's just soooo many GOOD causes who could use $30K. What a shame / waste.
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 56 (M)
Maybe this is a good example of a random act of kindness...maybe the ticket winner was so overcome with not needing the money as he thought it would change his life for the worse that he saw the only way out was to give it away to a good cause...or in this case...his local church!!