Ankeny, Iowa – Casey's General Stores, Inc. held a check presentation at their Redfield, Iowa, location at 10 am on Tuesday, November 13, to donate their $10,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery back to the community. Casey's received the bonus for selling a jackpot-winning ticket in the Powerball® game at their Redfield store.
Casey's will give $5,000 to West Central Valley High School, $2,500 to the Redfield Fire Department and $2,500 to the Redfield First Responders.
"Having the opportunity to invest this money back into the Redfield community is an honor for us. We've always been proud of our rural Casey's communities and are happy to share this gift with them," said Mike Richardson, Vice President of Marketing at Casey's.
To celebrate the excitement of a jackpot win and the other good fortune in the community, Casey's and the Iowa Lottery also plan in November to mail two free coupons to all addresses in Redfield. One coupon will be for a free Casey's Pizza, which will be valid only at the Redfield Casey's. The other coupon will be for a free, easy-pick Powerball play.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said the lottery is having fun working with Casey's to spread the excitement around.
"It's made us proud to be part of this story as the national spotlight shines on Redfield and the state of Iowa," Rich said.
The lucky Redfield ticket split the giant jackpot in the October 27 Powerball drawing with a ticket purchased in New York City. The two tickets shared the jackpot, which breaks down $343.9 million annuity, or $198.1 million lump-sum option for each.
Casey's General Stores, Inc. is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 2,000 convenience stores in 16 states in the Midwest and the South. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
Since the Iowa Lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $4.2 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.9 billion for state programs. Today, lottery proceeds have three main purposes in Iowa. They provide support for our state's veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund; and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.
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