Generous people and the lottery

I really love what I call 'heartwarming' stories. And here's a cracker.

A generous Canadian couple have given away £7million they won on the lottery! Pensioners Violet and Allen Large said the jackpot win earlier this year was a "big headache".

So they decided to help out family, friends and other good causes with cash gifts.

Their list of beneficiaries was more than two pages long and included organisations that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. They also gave cash to their local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Violet, 78, who last week finished chemotherapy for cancer, has two brothers and a sister. She said giving the cash away "made us feel good". She added: "There's so much good being done with that money. We're the lucky ones. I have no complaints."

For my money Violet and Allen are living in a much better story than Roy Keane where everybody is greedy and everyone has his/her price.

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