HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s newest million-dollar lottery winners has toilet paper on her mind as she makes plans to give some money to help others.
Regina Jackson says memories are fresh of the aid received when she was out of work for seven months after being laid off in 2008. She got a lot of help from Reach Out Lakota, a nonprofit organization that helps provide food, clothing and other necessities to the needy in Butler County in southwest Ohio.
She says the organization provided badly needed food to her and her mother, now 81, until she was called back to her customer service job.
“If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have been eating,” Jackson, 60, of Hamilton, said. “My mother, who I live with, had enough to cover the rent, the gas, the electric, the phone, but not the food."
Jackson told The Cincinnati Enquirer that she would like to donate a whole truckload of toilet paper to Reach Out Lakota, but will give money instead.