Jeb Bush shows reporters a Powerball ticket given to him by a supporter in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 9, 2016.

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"It's all going to a really good cause," Bush said

Bush was playful about his new gift, treating reporters to an impression of rival Donald Trump

Columbia, South Carolina CNN  — 

Jeb Bush received an unusual campaign contribution Saturday.

As the Republican presidential candidate was leaving a pro-life rally here, he showed reporters a Powerball ticket that someone at the event had given to one of his aides.

“This guy made a campaign contribution of a Powerball ticket. I just want to make sure you realize this is not for me personally,” the former Florida governor said. “If we win, I’m sure it will be a (Federal Election Commission) violation, but it’s all going to a really good cause.”

Bush, who has said in the past that he “hates” gambling and opposed gaming efforts as governor, was nonetheless playful about his new gift.

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“It’s going to be amazing. It’s going to be huge,” he quipped.

“Huge?” a reporter asked.

“YUGE,” Bush responded, using a favorite word of his GOP rival Donald Trump, giving it the inflection that is a staple of late-night comedians and impersonators mocking the Republican front-runner.

Huge indeed. The jackpot reached its highest amount ever – $900 million – on Saturday.

Bush, who also attended a forum on poverty here along with several other GOP candidates, was scheduled to hold a town hall in Hilton Head Saturday night. He was the only presidential candidate to attend the pro-life rally.