Lottery winner donates trucks to Panhandle health providers

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With the forecast of another snowy winter season on the way, last week’s donation of four-wheel drive pickup trucks to Hospice of the Panhandle and Panhandle Home Health by Powerball jackpot winner W. Randy Smith was particularly timely, officials said.

“We’re exceedingly grateful,” Maria Lorensen, development director of Hospice of the Panhandle, told the former Berkeley County sheriff and magistrate Tuesday at an informal ceremony.

Lottery Winner Donates Truck

W. Randy Smith, a $79 million Powerball jackpot winner and former Berkeley County sheriff, receives a hug Tuesday from Margaret Cogswell, chief executive officer of Hospice of the Panhandle, as thanks for the trucks he donated to the hospice and Panhandle Home Health. Also pictured are Darlene Truman, left, of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, and Christina Johnson of Panhandle Home Health.

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 by Matthew Umstead from the Herald-Mail

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