Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kroger Store Gives Away Lottery Bonus

A Kroger store in Abingdon, West Virginia (USA) recently received a $10,000 retailer's bonus for selling a $1 million winning ticket and donated it all to charitable causes.

The money was split four ways.  Communities in Schools of Southwest Virginia was given $5,000, Feeding America Southwest Virginia got $2,000, Cancer Outreach Research Foundation received a donation of $2,000, and American Legion Post 12 got $1,000.

A spokesman from Communities in Schools said their share of the money will be used to buy beds for children who do not have one.

"If a child is sleeping on the floor or coming to school cold or hungry, he is not really interested in learning. He is just in the mode of trying to survive," the spokesman said.

Speaking of the decision to give away their bonus, Abingdon Kroger store manager Carrie Sopsher said: "We wanted to spread the money around to local organizations that could really use a little extra revenue."