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US waitress gets $10,000 cheque as tip

Jul 16, 2007 02:18 PM IST India India

Angola (Indiana): A waitress at a Pizza Hut restaurant in US got an unexpected bonanza for her college education.

Twenty-year-old Jessica Osborne got a $10,000 cheque as a tip.

"I kind of lost my breath and I thought maybe I'd just seen a couple too many zeroes,” says Jessica.

The money comes from a mother and her two sons who want to remain anonymous. The three are regular customers at the Pizza Hut in Angola, Indiana and always ask for Osborne as their waitress.

In an earlier conversation, she had told the family that she didn't have the money to complete her education. On Sunday night, the family presented her with a cheque from an education fund they had set up after a death in the family.

"She had the cheque folded in half, and she handed it to me and told me she wanted me to pursue my dreams and finish my education," says Jessica.

An overexcited Jessica says she wants to study photography or journalism.