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US Jewish philanthropist bought winning Powerball ticket for employee

Source: JPost.com

One of the record-breaking Powerball lottery jackpot in the United States became wealthy overnight thanks to the generosity of her boss, one of the American Jewish community’s leading philanthropists.

Shlomo Rechnitz, a health care magnate who owns 80 assisted living facilities throughout California, purchased nearly 18,000 lottery tickets for all of his employees, one of which happened to contain the winning numbers.

Rechnitz made sure to give all of his employees throughout California an opportunity to go for the jackpot. In areas where there were no 24-hour convenience stores, he offered local mini-marts cash on an hourly basis in order to stay open so as to enable his workers a chance to buy the lotto ticket.

Each ticket that Rechnitz purchased was attached to a card on which he wrote: “We will provide the ticket. You provide the dream.”

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-Jewish-philanthropist-bought-Powerball-ticket-for-lucky-employee-441597



WOW. What a great story

Well, shit. I hate to do it, but I JUST read this update saying NO ONE in Ca has come forward yet:

POMONA NURSE IS NOT THE CHINO HILLS POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNER
http://abc7news.com/society/is-nurse-the-jackpot-winner-lottery-officials-skeptical/1159542/

But the story of him buying all the tickets IS still true.
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