LINCOLN, Neb. – Three of the meat-processing plant workers who won the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history dropped in on a homeless shelter with a $6,000 donation for people living there.
On Tuesday, the three made a surprise visit to People's City Mission and announced the donation, equal to about $40 per person once distributed.
Pastor Tom Barber, who runs the mission, said one of the three had stayed a few nights at the mission before winning the jackpot.
All three men are immigrants. Dao, 56, and Tran, 34, are refugees from Vietnam who have lived in the United States for over a decade. Maboussou, 26, came to the United States from the Republic of Congo in 1999 to flee civil war there.
"When you're down and out and you're just waiting to get work and waiting for your next paycheck, something like that happens," said Sherrie Allen, a resident at the mission.