If you played for the Powerball jackpot of $338 million, you would be one of millions that also got out there and tried their luck. As soon as the jackpot gets to the hundreds of millions, many offices and friends pool their money to give themselves a better chance at winning.
Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation, Florida, was one of those offices that put together an office pool and THEY WON! Office team leader Laurie Finkelstein Reader had the great idea for the office to each put in $20 toward Powerball tickets. But Jennifer Maldonado, who has an autistic 4-year-old child, decided that she would keep her $20 because of personal priorities that trumped playing the lottery. Someone even offered to loan her the $20, but she declined.
Once they hit, according to Reader, it took less than a minute for them to decide to share their winnings with Maldonado. They are not disclosing how much of their $1 million jackpot they will share with her, but the gesture is phenomenal. Now, the magic question is:
WOULD YOU SHARE YOUR LOTTERY WINNINGS IF THE SAME HAPPENED IN YOUR OFFICE?
Meet the good samaritans that have opened their hearts and wallets to their co-worker. And we call them good samaritans because not only did they share the winnings, but because they’ve only known her for two weeks! CONGRATS AND HATS OFF to the Keller Williams crew.