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Grandfather Gifts $25,000 A Year for Life Prize to Granddaughter

Grandfather Gifts $25,000 A Year for Life Prize to Granddaughter

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Peter Beckage, 85, has shown true selflessness after donating his winnings to his granddaughter following a $25,000 a year for life prize. Beckage, purchased his North Carolina Lottery ticket from Carlton’s Hampton Road Grocery which is located in Clemmons after enjoying a Palm Sunday breakfast of pancakes with his grand-daughter Kelly Thomas, who is 22 years old. He recently moved in with his daughter to be close with the family and regularly plays the lottery game. The following evening, he stayed awake to watch the drawing, and saw that he got all five numbers– which he couldn’t believe and found it impossible to go back to sleep for obvious reasons. Beckage explained that he’s decided to give the money to his grand-daughter who will soon begin studying at UNC-Wilmington because he says he’s always known that if he ever did win that he would share it and therefore he is very happy to be able to give this gift to her. He was at Church and found himself unable to focus on prayer, so he texted his daughter and tell he what he planned to do with the money. “Kelly, how would you like to have $25,000 a year for the rest of your life” he asked his grand-daughter when she came home. His grand-daughter was super surprised, and says this will enable her to focus on what she’s passionate about – which is being a Catholic school teacher and helping people. She says she will use the money to pay for tuition, food and books to study. She has chosen the annuity, which is $17,688 after taxes. What an amazing gift, passing wealth on through generations.

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