Plainview girl, others in neighborhood gamble for worthy causes


A Lengthy Island girl purchased 1000’s of {dollars} in lottery tickets Friday – with hopes of giving again.

Jennifer Biron got here up with a inventive concept to make use of the lottery to assist folks in want.

Biren raises cash for Relay for Life, a grassroots group that helps folks with most cancers and different worthy causes.

“The cash goes to issues like wigs for folks preventing most cancers – all sponsored by the American Most cancers Society,” Biren says.

The Mega Million jackpot is now value as much as $400 million.

When the jackpot hits $400 million or above, Biren makes use of Fb to search out folks to donate.

She will get folks to donate $10, with $2 going to Relay For Life and $8 going to the lottery.

Greater than 550 folks donated cash for this week’s drawing.

Biren says the group has gained between $600 and $700 a number of occasions.

She takes these winnings and donates them to different charities.

Biren will donate these donations and any winnings to Jay Asparro’s charity – the Lengthy Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Middle.

“I am so grateful that she referred to as me and although of me and my ardour of serving to caregivers which can be combating dementia,” Asparro says.

Biren is thought for her charity work in Plainview, together with by the stationary retailer proprietor the place she purchased the lottery tickets.

“Jen’s a tremendous particular person, she at all times raises cash for each alternative that she has, she’s a terrific asset to this neighborhood,” says Ian Epstein, proprietor of the Thriftway Card and Present.

Biren says she has raised greater than $10,000 for Relay for Life.

If she wins the jackpot, Biren says she is going to take her household to Disneyland after she offers the opposite 550 folks their winnings.



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