Monday, April 21, 2014

Powerball Winner Wants to Help Animals

A woman from San Bernardino, California, who won a $1.1 million US Powerball prize, picked up her check last week and said she intends to put some of her winning to good use by using it to help animals.

Judith Mayo, 72,  and her partner George Kosek bought their winning ticket from K&G Liquor in Hesperia and successfully matched five of the numbers drawn on Saturday, April 12.

Kosek now plans to use some of their $1,120,480 winnings to set up college funds for his grandchildren and animal-loving Mayo is equally selfless in her ambitions because she is looking forward to donating some money to her favorite animal charities.

"I love animals!" she said. "I have lots of horses, dogs and cats. I’m just in a fog. We’re finally just getting it straight that it [the win] really, really happened."