INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — In this season of giving thanks, one student shows what generosity is all about. When one young lady from Missouri found a financial windfall, she gave it to others in need, overlooking her own needs.
7-year-old Phoebe Brown says she knew exactly what she’d found, and how best to use it. The second grade student from Sycamore Hills Elementary School in Independence was shopping with her mother at the Hy-Vee store on U.S. Highway 40 on November 9th when she found a winning lottery ticket on the floor inside the store.
The Brown family says Phoebe often picks up discarded lottery tickets. They were already at a gas station down the street when she realized she’d found a winner.
“She’s like, ‘Mom, Mom, it’s a winner!’ I said, ‘No it’s not’,” Audrey Brown, Phoebe’s mother, said. “It was. It was a $100 winner.”
The numbers were already scratched off that Missouri …