As a teenager, Katie Krawczynski had an idea to create a “lucky pool.”
It’s a concept that has been around since the 1920s.
She had no idea it would lead to one of the largest lottery draws in U.S. history.
Katie KRAWCZYNSKI has created a new kind of lottery.
The idea, invented in Ohio, is to draw the money to benefit victims of a mass shooting.
The prize: $20 million, or more than a million dollars in cash.
Katie and her husband, Chris, a security guard, built the winning lottery ticket to be used in the next mass shooting, but they are not the only ones to have the idea.
Other lottery winners include a woman in California, and a woman from Tennessee who has already won $20,000.
“We’ve had so many people come forward that I think that we’ve created a real phenomenon,” Katie Krewczynski said.
“People want to know, ‘Can we actually make a real difference in this world?'”
The prize comes at a cost, of course.
It’s not just for Katie and Chris Krawczyk, who lost everything to the mass shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., last month.
The money goes directly to the Roseburg Emergency Medical Services Center, where they treated the wounded.
It also goes to a program called “Operation Smile,” a fund created to help people in need of financial assistance after the shooting.
And it is one of only a handful of prizes in the lottery.
Katie was the first one to create the lottery concept.
She says it started as a joke.
The concept was just a bunch of ideas, she said, but as time went on, it grew.
Katie’s husband, a retired state trooper, was a first responder on the scene of the shooting in Roseberg, Ore.
He says he had a very real fear of the lottery when he arrived on the set.
“I think that a lot of times when you get in a situation like this, you just feel like you don’t know what you’re going to get,” he said.
In April, Katie and his wife, Chris Krewczyk won the first prize in the Ohio Lottery, a $20-million jackpot that’s worth more than $30 million.
Katie said the idea for the lottery was born while she was out in California.
She was playing in the Roseberg community on a basketball court when a guy started shooting.
“The first thing I thought of was, ‘I don’t think this is a good idea,'” Katie Krowczynski recalled.
“It was just too good to be true.”
Katie told her husband that she had just won the lottery, and that she was going to do something special for the wounded in Roseburgh.
“He just looked at me like I was crazy,” she said.
She went back to Roseburg and bought her husband a lottery card, but that was about all she did.
Katie knew that she needed to do more to get the money.
“My husband and I had already won money from the lottery at the end of last year,” Katie said.
Katie put up a sign in her backyard to encourage people to donate.
“One of the things that we really need to do is get more people involved, and so I thought, ‘Well, let’s do something to get people involved,'” Katie said, and she began organizing the money she was winning.
Katie wrote a $100 check to the “Roseburg Emergency Services Fund,” a group of volunteers in Roseburgh, Ore, that is set up to help victims of mass shootings.
Katie donated $50,000 to the fund.
In August, she and her team were invited to participate in a live lottery drawing.
The winner would receive $1 million, which is a huge amount of money.
The first $2 million went to the victims of the Roseburgga shooting.
Katie also donated $25,000 of the jackpot to the program, which helps the people affected by mass shootings get food, shelter and supplies.
The second $25 million was divided among the other winners.
Katie says her husband and the others will continue to make the jackpots and donate the money directly to Roseburgane, Ore.-based emergency medical services.
“That’s what we want to do,” she added.
“This is what we all want to have.”
The winning ticket for the mass lottery is on display at the Roseville Emergency Medical Service Center in Roseville, Ore.(Amy Ritter/The Washington Post) Katie and the Roseboro emergency medical service center won the $20m jackpot in the state lottery on April 6, 2018.
She is the first to win $20 Million in the new lottery.
“All the money that we get from that is going directly to that fund, and we have a lot more money to give to the wounded, and