Lottery ticket worth $1,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – An anonymous donor has dropped a $1,000 winning lottery ticket in a Salvation Army kettle in Pennsylvania.

The Erie Times-News ( ) reports that the donor stopped the ticket into a wad of $1 bills outside a Wal-Mart in Harborcreek Township on Dec. 6.

The Erie County Salvation Army says the donation is necessary because the annual fundraiser is behind schedule.

Until Monday, the campaign had collected just under $ 80,000, which is about $ 22,000 less than was collected by the same date last year. Last year $158,872 total was also the lowest collected since 2008.

The charity hopes to raise $190,000 this year, so business manager Bernie Myers says the $1,000 ticket donation will help a little.”

Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the winner was a Fantastic 10s instant ticket.

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