Earlier this week Philip Withem of Logan Ohio won $5 million in an Ohio lottery second chance prize drawing and shortly after claiming his prize he announced what he plans to do with at least part of the money. Withem announced that he was grateful for the prize but that he would also be doing his part for society by giving away a portion of his winnings.
Withem said that his reasoning for donating to charity is that he has received so much help in the past he feels it is only right for him to give back now that he has the opportunity. Withem has spent much of his life on kidney dialysis and has reportedly been helped by many friends and charitable organizations. These are presumably the groups Withem will be donating to primarily in order to repay everything he can.
According to Withem’s close friends and family he has always been a very charitable person; before he became ill he used to work at a variety of food centers and shelters. It comes as no surprise to many that he is willing to give back so much to his local charities after being blessed with such an amazing prize. The friends that WIthem decided to help out have also expressed their gratitude for his generosity; it is an amazing thing to see a man donate so much money to friends and charities that were in dire need of some help.