Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Girl spots discarded winning lottery scratcher, spends money on Thanksgiving for those in need

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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edutcher said...

So they're not all self-involved snowflakes, after all.

PS and FWIW, looks like Ben Carson will run HUD (not sure this will work) and a school choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, will run Education.

My $ .02 - these 2 sound like short termers meant to close out their departments.


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I like Betsy--she will drive the teachers unions bat shit crazy.

edutcher said...

Fun, fun, fun.

ndspinelli said...

Kids are much better than adults. We adults eventually screw them up.