Won $11.2m in the lottery & gave it ALL in Charity!
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Won $11.2m in the lottery & gave it ALL in Charity!

Toronto : Canada | Nov 04, 2010 at 6:59 AM PDT
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Won $11.2m in the lottery & gave it ALL in Charity

'What you've never had, you never miss'....thats what the Canadian couple in their 70's said when they gave all the money $11.2m (£7million) which they won in lottery to friends,charities and hospitals.

Allen and Violet Large decided it was better to give than receive and were totally at ease with handing over the money.

The pair has been married for 36 years.Retired in 1983 the couple moved to

Lower Truro, Nova Scotia, for a quieter life.

'We were pretty well set, not millionaires, but comfortable,' said Allen of the couple's financial set-up before their lottery win in July.



After taking care of their families, the couple then gave donations to a long list of groups they had decided to help, including their local fire department, churches and cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army.

They have not disclosed how much money they have given as charity to different organisations but since then they have received many phone calls and letters of gratitude

'It made us feel good,' said Violet. 'And there's so much good being done with that money.

'We're the lucky ones,' she added. 'I have no complaints.'

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Allen and Violet Large, both in their 70s, said their good fortune earlier this year had been a 'big headache' and they had decided against going on a spending spree
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