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Canadian couple wins lottery, donates it to charity

Elderly couple didn’t spend any of $11.2 million on themselves

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Allen and Violet Large of Lower Truro, Nova Scotia are being applauded for their generosity after winning $11.2 million on a lottery ticket in July—money that’s now gone—and not spending any of it on themselves. Calling the money “a big headache,” the couple gave some to family, then donated to two pages worth of groups, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, hospitals, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army, and cancer-fighting organizations. When they won, Violet, 78, had been undergoing treatment for cancer discovered in the spring; she finished chemotherapy treatment a week ago. The couple was married in 1974; Allen was a steel welder and Violet worked for cosmetics and chocolate companies, before they retired in 1983 and returned to Nova Scotia. “We’re the lucky ones,” Violet said. “I have no complaints.”

Halifax Chronicle-Herald

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