09/03/2011 03:36 pm ET | Updated Nov 03, 2011

Winning $80K Lottery Ticket Donated To Burglarized Georgia Church (VIDEO)

Three weeks after a Georgia church was burglarized, an anonymous donor stepped in to help with a winning $80,000 lottery ticket the Associated Press reports.

The Cathedral of Prayer in Columbus, Georgia had been without air conditioning for nearly a month after an intruder stripped the wires. The house of worship can now afford to repair the damage since an unnamed benefactor dropped off a winning lottery ticket in the collection plate.

“God said ‘a blessing is a blessing’,” Alonzo Riggins, the church’s security director told the newswire. “No one at the church plays the lottery, so it had to be from someone from the outside.”

The church said it has gotten lottery tickets before, but this is the biggest single donation it’s ever received.

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