Animal Lover Wins $4 Million from Lottery Scratch-off and Donates to Local Shelter

Should one win the lotto, how would one proceed? Many of us have grandiose ideas of what we would buy with the money, such as a brand-new automobile or home. However, one Massachusetts man who loved animals and won millions of dollars from a scratch-off was quick to donate his winnings to animals that were in need.

A local retailer sold an instant ticket game for the Massachusetts State Lottery called “100X Cash” to Paul Riley, an animal enthusiast from Peabody, Massachusetts. According to a news release, he was thrilled to learn that he had won the $4 million prize in the game after scratching it off.

Paul arrived to pick up his award, escorted by his cute little dog Raven:

Paul was asked how he intended to use the money, and he responded generously. He disclosed that he will give the Animal Rescue League a portion of his profits. Seeing people give generously of their wealth, especially to support animals in need, is uplifting. Naturally, Paul plans to use a portion of the funds to pamper himself and his loved ones. He said he was going to get his wife a new automobile.

Paul decided to accept a $2,600,000 lump sum payout (before taxes). The retailer from whence he purchased the fortunate scratch-off, Summit Variety, will also get a bonus of $40,000.


We would like to congratulate Paul on his amazing lottery victory and express our sincere gratitude for his decision to support shelter animals. Spread the word about this wonderful news!

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