Lottery Winner Donates Toward New Buddhist Temple in Lincoln

April 28, 2006

Source: Journal Star

On April 28, 2006 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "For four years, members of Lincoln's Vietnamese Buddhist community have scrimped and saved for their dream of a new temple. Now they're $400,000 closer thanks to a gift from Powerball winner Quang Dao... The Vietnamese Buddhist community bought 20 acres in 2002 at Southwest 33rd Street and West Pleasant Hill Road for a new temple. The converted house they're in now has been used for worship, prayer and meetings since the early 1990s... The temple serves about 1,000 Vietnamese Buddhists living in Lincoln. Dao was one of eight employees of Lincoln's Cook's food processing plant who shared the largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history in February."

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