Here is another heartwarming story out of Nova Scotia, Canada. A married couple that won a Lotto 649 drawing gave the majority of their prize away to charity. Here’s the story reported by thestar.com of their generosity.
Couple gives away $11.2M in lottery winnings
LOWER TRURO, N.S.—The phone hasn’t stopped ringing at Allen and Violet Large’s home over news the elderly Nova Scotia couple has given away almost $11.2 million in lottery winnings.
Allen Large says they’ve received calls from well-wishers and reporters from across the country since a story about their philanthropy appeared in the Halifax Chronicle Herald today.
The Lower Truro couple won their fortune in a July 14 Lotto 649 draw and decided to take care of family and various organizations and institutions instead of spending it on themselves.
The story is even drawing interest abroad.
A producer with ITV television in London called The Canadian Press today looking to connect with the Larges, and the story is drawing a flood of comments from readers on the Daily Mail’s website in the United Kingdom.
Large says he and wife haven’t given away every penny — they’ve put aside about two per cent of the winnings for a rainy day.
At the Shillelagh House, a family restaurant in Lower Truro, owner Lori Hingley said her patrons were abuzz with news about the Larges’ generosity. Read the whole story…