19-year-old gives most of his lotto winnings to parents

19-year-old gives most of his lotto winnings to parents

Raising children in today’s day and age is not a simple task, especially since there are so many external factors influencing the youth as well. But sometimes - such as in the case of a 19-year-old lotto winner who gave most of his money to his folks - the kid turns out ok.

The young lotto winner’s big win

The boy from Michigan bought a scratch-off lottery card at a petrol station that won him $500,000. After making sure it wasn’t a fake, he made a surprising choice of what to do with his money. He gave most of it to his parents. No crazy partying, no sports cars, or anything a typical person of his age would do with that amount of money. He has chosen to keep $5,000 for himself to invest for his future, and handed the rest of the money over to his parents. “I’m going to keep about $5,000 for myself to invest and I’m going to give the rest to my parents,” he told the Michigan Lottery.

“My parents have done so much for my sister and me, helping them takes a big weight off of their shoulders and mine.”

A budding trend

However, this man is not the only grateful youth out there. In November 2015, Kay Brown, then 26, made headlines for giving the shoes off her feet to a barefoot woman on the subway. The NYC resident’s Facebook post went viral.

“I can buy another pair of shoes tomorrow. It’s the middle of November and she has no where [sic] to go, so the least I could do is give her a pair of shoes. So, I walked 6 blocks home in socks getting strange looks and comments made about me… but now she’s able to wear a pair of shoes each day and suffer a little less. Pay it forward y’all.”

Even though Millennials get a lot of flak from older generations, research actually shows that they may be the most generous generation. A massive 84% of them made a charitable donation in 2014, according to Millennial Impact Report by the Achieve research group, while 77% of them said they were even more willing to give up their time for charity, or to contribute a skill or expertise. Millenials give an average of $481 a year, according to Blackaud’s Next Generation Giving report. And - keeping in mind that these youths are strapped for cash with student loan debt that prevents 56% of them from buying themselves a house or a car, that’s pretty selfless.

Playing lottery online

Want to know what’s the easiest - and safest - way to win even more than the generous 19-year-old did? It’s simple really, just play the lottery online. You never have to worry about lost, stolen or damaged lottery tickets, and the convenience of selecting your numbers online means that playing is simpler than ever!