Nov 17

GETPlugged: $52 Million lottery winner to rebuild South Florida’s Black community

Miguel Pilgram, who won $52 million in the lottery in 2010, is using his winnings to help rebuild Florida’s Black community.

Specifically, Pilgram is using his company, The Pilgram Group, to invest in properties on Sistrunk Boulevard, a corridor that was once Fort Lauderdale’s blooming center of Black business but is now known for violence and crime.

The corridor, which was named for James Sistrunk, the first African American hospital in Broward County in 1938, ran directly through the city’s Black business district and was known as the “historical heartbeat of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest black community.”

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