7-year-old Phoebe Brown says she knew exactly what she'd found, and how best to use it. The second grade student from Sycamore Hills Elementary School in Independence was shopping with her mother at the Hy-Vee store on U.S. Highway 40 on November 9th when she found a winning lottery ticket on the floor inside the store.
The Brown family says Phoebe often picks up discarded lottery tickets. They were already at a gas station down the street when she realized she'd found a winner.
“She's like, 'Mom, Mom, it's a winner!' I said, 'No it's not’,” Audrey Brown, Phoebe’s mother, said. “It was. It was a $100 winner.”
The numbers were already scratched off that Missouri Lottery ticket, which bore the logo of the Missouri Tigers, and Phoebe knew a winner when she saw one.
"I saw that lottery ticket and it had a two on the back. I thought I'd better pick it up, and I told my mom it was a winner,” Phoebe told FOX 4 News.
“Everything went through my mind. What could we do with it? What could Phoebe do with it?” Audrey Brown said.
Rather than to spend it on herself, young Phoebe decided to help others.
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