Powerball Winnings Put To Good Use

An Iowa couple who won almost $200 million in a Powerball lottery draw has decided to use some of their winnings to open the first grocery store in their town.

Brian and Mary Lohse won the lottery in September last year and immediately knew they wanted to put some of their winnings back into their community, KCCI News reports.
The Iowa town where the couple lived did not have a grocery store and residents had been forced to travel to a nearby town to shop.
The couple decided to change that, announcing they would open a store in Bondurant in late April.
"It'll just be a little mom-and-pop type shop that will focus on some unique things." Mr Lohse said of the planned store.
The project will cost an estimated $3.4 million.
The couple has also pledged $2.9 million for a new football stadium at their son's high school and an undisclosed amount to their local church.
Bondurant residents welcomed the news of a store in their town.
"Having one here would be so much more convenient," one resident told KCCI News.
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