Dr. Solomon, Jackson Jr. had no idea when he bought a $2.00 lottery ticket, that he was going to receive a mighty blessing. He initially bought the coupon because he wanted to support academia in South Carolina. With the purchase of that ticket he became the winner of the Powerball Jackpot in 2009. His simple investment yielded massive dividends. He received the reciprocal of $260 million for his humble investment. Jackson believed that his increase was a blessing from God. He committed a percentage of his earnings to higher education institutions.
Jackson who attended the School of Religion at Morris College in Sumter, SC, quickly reinvested back into Morris College after receiving his winnings. He donated $10 million dollars to the campus. Jackson founded the Solomon Jackson, Jr. Scholarship foundation for students interested in earning an associates degree. Jackson's passion for education led him to donate to seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities.