Georgia church finds $80k lottery ticket in collection plate
COLUMBUS, GA – The Cathedral of Prayer Church of God in Christ in Columbus, GA. became a victim of copper theft three weeks ago after an unknown thief stripped the metal from its air conditioning system.
Copper theft has become an epidemic across the United States as people struggle for money and with copper prices at an all time high.
A few days ago, the collection plate was passed around and another unidentified person dropped a solution: a winning ticket from the Georgia Lottery. The church cashed it at the lottery office and took away $80,000, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The church said that the money will go towards repairing the highly necessary air conditioning that keeps people cool in the Georgia heat.
Published: August 30, 2011