Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Peddling Charitable Behavior:

curious item from the Texas Lottery website really caught my eye:

(Austin, November 19) - When Keith Morgan learned he had won more than $48,000 playing Cash Five from the Texas Lottery®, his thoughts turned to a simple act of kindness last summer. Morgan was en route to Louisiana from his home in Carrollton when he and his wife, Debbie, made a stop in Marshall in East Texas.

"There was a homeless man sitting on a bench outside the store where we stopped, and it was like he was invisible," Morgan remembered. "Everyone just walked right by him."

Morgan said he felt this compelling urge to give the man some money.

"I just had to do it," he recalled. "So as we drove away, I stopped and gave him some cigarettes and a $20 bill. I didn't expect anything in return."

That hot day came back to him when Morgan read the Texas Lottery® results in the Dallas Morning News for Thursday, November 13, and discovered he'd matched all Cash Five numbers for the top prize of $48,931...