New Jersey Powerball winners use jackpot to help others

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A year removed from a life-changing windfall, a New Jersey family is choosing to use their nearly $430 million in winnings from the Powerball lottery to help others in their hometown.

The Smith family of Trenton split the jackpot eight ways, but all contributed some of their winnings to help create the Smith Family Foundation.

According to the foundation's website, its mission is to "empower our community, cultivate leaders and transform lives by providing funding and leadership development to Trenton-based organizations."

Funding for various organizations in Trenton will range from small-impact grants and summer programming to one-year and three-year grants.

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