Have you ever thought that if you are declared a lottery winner what will you do with your money? Suppose you win a huge jackpot of say $30 million, how will you spend this much of money? Will you buy a big real estate, have all the things done which you once dream of or will you store it in a safe place and preserve the cash. Your answers might be clicking to the idea of spending the way you want buying things or having fun out of your winning amount. But you will be surprised to know that where there are people with their own selfish interest with the money they go there are also lots of lottery winners who give away their entire jackpot wins to the people in need.
Allen and Violet Large
Allen and Violet Large donated all their winnings to the persons who need money more than themselves. This Canadian couple had won $11.2 million in the lottery in 2010 but gave away their most of their wins. Late in their 70s the Larges chose to donate the majority of their winnings to hospitals and other charitable organizations.
Colin and Christine Weir
Colin and Christine Weir a Scottish couple gave their win to their community and children in need. Since winning about $250 million in 2011, the two have made notable donations to a little girl with cerebral palsy, a promising young artist, and a child in need of a prosthetic limb. They also gave their house to a neighbour, who was a teen mother, and contributed countless dollars to fund causes in their community through the Weir Charitable Trust.
Jim and Carolyn McCullar
Jim and Carolyn McCullar did the best with their prized money. They opted to plan for future generations. In 2011, Jim and Carolyn McCullar, from a small town in Washington state, won half of a $380 million prize in the Mega Millions lottery. The couple, who claimed their part of the second-largest jackpot in US history at the time, took the win in stride. Instead of blowing the money all at once or planning extravagant trips around the world, the McCullars planned on using the money to give future generations of their family comfortable lives.
Louise White, the Eighty-one-year-old had walked away with around $210 million in 2012, after winning lump sum prize from the $336 million Rhode Island Powerball lottery jackpot. Soon after she hired legal help and established a trust named after the sherbet she bought alongside her winning ticket.
Les Robbins won the $111 million jackpot in 1993, the highest Powerball jackpot to date. He spent his winning money in founding a day camp for kids. It’s likely that his background as a middle school teacher inspired Robins to use a money for children. Camp Winnegator is still a successful camp over 20 years later.
Jim Dancy won the $10,000 in the Michigan Lottery’s Club Keno game, but he chose to donate all of his winnings to Greater Kalamazoo United Way instead of keeping it for himself.
Any more you know! Share their noble gesture.