Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lottery Winner's Animal Passion

An Animal lover from Chicago who won $4 million on a scratch-off ticket said she is going share her lotto windfall with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Marta Paciorek, 41, bought her lucky Illinois Lottery "50X the Cash" scratcher from Jay's Food and Liquor store and got busy scratching the moment she got home. When she saw the size of her win Paciorek was so shocked she forgot all about a second ticket she'd bought at the same time, but couldn't forget the needless suffering many animal experience every day.

"Animals are lovable creatures that deserve to be treated as members of the family, just like Tabby my 10-year old Labrador retriever," Paciorek said. "I'm happy this lottery win will allow me to donate to an animal rights charity."