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Central Florida teen who donated to charity to sing karaoke with Devon Bostick

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A Central Florida teen who won an online contest is packing her bags for Los Angeles to sing karaoke with a celebrity.

And all she did was donate to charity.

"I got a phone call when I was just hanging out with my friends at my house, and I was just freaking out cause I was so happy," Lillian Owens, 16, said.

Lillian's journey began when a tweet caught her attention.

"I was on Twitter, and one of the celebrities, Devon Bostick, tweeted about it, and so I went to check it out," Lillian says.

The tweet sent her to the website Omaze.com. The site offers a chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support social missions.

One of its experiences was a chance to meet Devon Bostick. He is a Canadian actor is best known for his role in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies.

"Tessa and I actually went to see the movie, and it was really fun, so I actually became really in love with it," Lillian says.

Best friend Tessa Cingolani describes her love in this way: "[She is] obsessive but not in a bad way, like in a cute, adorable way."

When Omaze.com offered a chance to meet Bostick and his co-star in L.A. and sing with him, Lillian couldn't pass up the opportunity. With Mom and Dad's permission, the high school junior was prepared to donate her allowances to a charity for a chance to win.

"I actually had gotten some allowance from my dad, and I used my debit card to pay for the entire thing," Lillian said.

Four different donations made her a finalist. Her dollars went toward helping L.A. inner-city schools for the Young Storytellers Foundation.

"Their charity donates to art mentorship to a child in need. Since I'm an artist, I thought, 'That's a really good opportunity and this is perfect for me to enter.' So I thought it was a really good cause," Lillian said.

Here's how Omaze works: Users choose a once-in-a-lifetime experience based on their interests. Each experience is matched with a different cause. Donate $5 to be automatically entered. The more you donate, the better your chances to win.

"We donated $5 for this charity, and we donated four times and that was $20," Lillian said.

The website co-founders, two Stanford college graduates, think good deeds should be rewarded. Much like a charity raffle, they collect all the entries and select winners with a computerized, random-selection process.

And Lillian was the winner of this contest.

Said Tessa: "She gets star-struck easily, so I have to keep her under control so she doesn't freak out the people too much."

Lillian is learning the power of social media and giving back to help kids who love the arts as much as she does.

"It felt really good. I felt really happy that someone gets to prosper for that," Lillian said.

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