For most of us, the idea of winning a Powerball jackpot stirs dreams of luxury homes, high-end cars, designer clothes, or dazzling jewelry. However, a recent winner from Iowa, Lerynne West, surprised everyone with her unique approach to spending her newfound wealth.
Lerynne West, a single mother, was one of the lucky winners of a substantial Powerball prize. However, her first thought wasn’t about extravagant purchases but about contributing to a charity aiding U.S. veterans. Without hesitation, she donated a whopping $500,000 of her winnings to this noble cause.
During her appearance on Ellen, West discussed her lottery win and her plans for the $350 million. The charitable lady established The Callum Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to support people living in poverty, promote animal welfare, and provide aid to U.S. veterans. The foundation’s name is a heartfelt tribute to West’s grandson, who tragically died one day after his premature birth.