A campaign encouraging donors to pledge a portion of their potential Powerball winnings has made Oorah millions in pledges. With the Powerball lottery reaching unprecedented heights, Oorah tapped into the hype the jackpot has created to garner pledges before the drawing. Their pitch was simple: we know it’ll be hard to reach you after you win, but we also know you really want to spend your newfound wealth on a great cause. Hundreds of millions in pledges have been pouring in as participants experience what it’s like to be a philanthropist.
“We definitely plan on collecting the amount pledged from the winner, so we encourage donors to make sure their pledges are sincere,” an Oorah representative tells Matzav.com.
The campaign’s webpage, www.oorahauction.org/powerballpledge, allows donors to view other pledges in addition to making their own pledge.