Lottery Winner Gives It Away
Ever wonder what you would if you were rich beyond your dreams? This Canadian couple found out it wasn't that great after winning more than 11 million dollars in the lottery. In fact it became such a headache they gave it all away.
The retired couple have given nearly all of their $11.3 million lottery winnings away. Allen and Violet Large say the money just became a "headache"
It brought anxiety over the prospect that "crooked people" might take advantage of them. Several people called them out of the blue to ask for money when the news first broke that they'd won the jackpot. So they began an $11 million donation spree to get rid of it and help others. They took care of family first and then began delivering donations to the two pages' worth of groups they had decided on, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, hospitals in Truro and Halifax, where Violet underwent her cancer treatment, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes.
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