ERIE, PA (WTXF) - A lucky lottery winner was apparently feeling the holiday spirit after winning big on an instant lottery ticket.
According to the Pennsylvania Lottery, and anonymous player recently dropped their winning instant ticket worth $1,000 in a Salvation Army Ret Kettle in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The lottery says the Fantastic 10s instant game was dropped in the Kettle outside a Walmart back on December 6 th .
"We've received donations of winning instant tickets in the past, but they're usually in an amount of $10 or $20 - never something of this size," said Major Leslie Walter, officer of the Salvation Army in Erie.
"The Christmas season often brings out the best in people," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "It's heartwarming to hear stories such as this one, and I applaud this anonymous winner for turning their good fortune into an act of charity that will benefit the community."