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Washington Capitals fan wins $19K in 50/50, donates it back to Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh |

Washington Capitals fan wins $19K in 50/50, donates it back to Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh


The Washington Capitals had planned to donate their half of Wednesday night’s 50/50 raffle to The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The team got a pleasant surprise when the season ticket holder who won the drawing waived his share of the pot.

This was no small gesture. The jackpot total was $38,570, giving the winner the option of going home with more than $19,000.

All the funds will benefit the victims and families of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

The Pittsburgh Penguins thanked the Caps with “Some things are bigger than hockey.”

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