It is always inspiring to hear of people who have won large sums of money. What is even more inspiring is to hear the same big winners decide to do some serious philanthropy. And it is no surprise that big winners who make large donations know how firsthand how it feels like to be poor.
When Margaret Loughrey won a huge £26 million lottery jackpot in December last year, she said she plans to keep just £1 million for herself. Less than a year on, she has given away half her money to fund projects to benefit her town of Strabane in Northern Ireland. It seems like she is on track to give away £26million within a year or so of her win.
She believes in the wealth of talent available in her town and is determined to use most of her fortune to give her town mates the opportunity to work.