Do Gooders: Powerball Jackpot Winners Have Some Amazing Plans for Their Reward

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 11:  A Powerball lottery ticket is printed for a customer at a 7-Eleven store on February 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Ticket sales have caused the jackpot to grow $500 million, one of the largest in the game's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Do Gooders: Powerball Jackpot Winners Have Some Amazing Plans for Their Reward

They're giving back in a huge way.

Published May 14, 2016

A New Jersey family literally hit the jackpot reecntly when they claimed a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot, and while their win is nothing short of impressive, what they plan on doing with a portion of the money is even more admirable.

According to The Grio, the Smiths, an eight-member family, purchased the sole winning ticket in Trenton for last Saturday's drawing and intend to tithe 10 percent to their church.

Valerie Arthur says the ticket was purchased by Pearlie Smith, her 70-year-old mother. The remainder of the money will be shared among Smith and her seven children.

The family is being smart about the large sum, with Arthur saying they hired attorneys to help them financially plan. They've also decided to take a family trip to their usual vacation spot.

Written by Moriba Cummings

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