Lottery winners Allen and Violet Large struck it rich with a win of $11,255,272 on the Canada Lottery.
But after finding the money more of a headache than a blessing, the couple who are both in their 70’s, gave it all away.
Allen and Violet have been married for 36 years, and both retired 28 years ago. They were comfortably set up, and just didn’t feel they needed the money. As Violet said:
What you’ve never had, you never miss.
The main recipients of the money were hospitals based in Halifax and Truro. Along with their own families, and a list of other groups they made which included the Red Cross, Salvation Army, local fire department as well as churches and cemeteries.
Violet had recently received treatment for cancer, so they were particularly happy to be able to support the hospitals where Violet had received her treatment.
And do they feel any regret now the money had all gone? Not a bit of it. As Violet said:
It made us feel good. There’s so much good being done with that money.
Your Comments ↓
S Finlay // Sep 26, 2011 at 11:27 am
Congratulations on doing such good things with your lottery win. I am also glad that Violet has recovered from her cancer.
However, I must tell you that I have received an email in my junk folder prurporting to be from Allen and Violet Large saying that I am one of ten lucky people in the world to share in their good fortune to the sum of $500,000 usd. I am assuming this is fraudulent and just thought someone ought to know. Regards, SF
Lottery Blog // Sep 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm
Sadly the slightly cleverer scammers will use whatever they can to try and make their emails sound more plausible. Thankfully the vast majority of people are a bit wiser these days.