The Winnings of the $40 Million Lotto Max Jackpot Essay

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With all the hype about the Mega Millions jackpot, you may have missed this Canadian story:
A Canadian man just won $40 million in the Lotto Max jackpot. He announced that he has big plans for his brand-new wealth: He is donating all the money away to charity.
Winner Tom Crist told Canadian news station CTV that he intends to give away all the prize money to various charities and groups he chooses, including cancer research.
"I just retired at the end of September so I was fortunate enough in my career to set myself up and my kids anyway, and there was no doubt in my mind where that money was going to go, it was going to go to charity," Crist told the Toronto Star as he claimed his money this week.
But Crist did tell the Calgary Herald
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dollars). They are recognized for using their money to fundamentally fund any good deed they care to, most recently buying a elaborate new prosthetic limb for a young teen who had lost his leg to cancer. They have also aided a promising young Scottish tennis player get quality training, funded several athletic development projects and paid for the complete refurbishment of a historic paddle steamer.
Allen and Violet Large: 'What you never had, you never miss'
In 2010, Canadian couple Allen and Violet Large won a $11.2 million Lotto prize. Violet Large was enduring treatments for cancer, and the couple decided to give away most of their fortune to family, friends, hospitals, churches, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and even their local fire department. Their logic was profound and simple: "What you never had, you never miss," Violet said. They truly prove that the real prize of life has nothing to do with money. "That money that we won was nothing," Allen said. "We have each other."
Anonymous donor: A fortune in a church's collection plate
The pastor at a struggling Baltimore parish got a massive shock when he discovered a winning $30,000 lottery ticket in the collection plate one Sunday in 2011. The ticket, which had already been scratched off to reveal the prize, was left anonymously. At first,

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