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Canadian man to donate $40 million lotto winnings to charity

A man from Calgary in Alberta, Canada, won $40 million in a subscription lottery and plans to donate it all to charity.
Posted on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.

What would you do if you won $40 million in a lottery?

Tom Crist of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, decided to give every penny of his $40 million winnings to charities and other organizations chosen by Crist and his children.

He learned he won the money while he was on vacation at a golf course in Palm Springs, Calif., in May, CTV News in Canada reports. Part of his inspiration for donation the money comes from his wife, who passed away after battling cancer.

Crist plays the Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 lotteries by subscription, meaning he pays for tickets a year at a time, and his tickets are checked by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation after each draw.

To find out which organization received the first donation check from Crist and his family, visit CTV News’ website.

Meanwhile, two winning tickets in Tuesday night’s $636 million Mega Millions jackpot were sold, The Elkhart Truth’s news partners WNDU reports. The winning tickets were purchased in California and Georgia but have yet to be claimed.


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