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Couple won U.K. Lotto, then gave most of it away

After the Big WinAfter the Big Win: Couple won U.K. Lotto, then gave most of it away

A couple from Sheffield who won £7.6 million (US$15 million) playing the lottery in 2000 have given away £6 million (US$11.8 million) of their fortune.

Ray and Barbara Wragg have made countless donations to charity and spent money on family and friends since winning the jackpot six years ago.

Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, which specializes in cancer treatment, and Sheffield Children's Hospital have been the main beneficiaries.

"We decided that £7.6 million was too much for two people," Mrs. Wragg said.

The couple have now been told by their financial advisor to be more careful with their cash.

"The donations will not be in the tens of thousands, but we will still be giving thousands away. If we could give more we would."

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In 2003 the couple came to the aid of a group of World War II veterans whose trip to honor their fallen comrades was in jeopardy.

They paid for 50 war heroes to visit Italy in May 2004 for the 60th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino after they failed to secure £12,500 in lottery funding.

Tariq Chowdhury, from Weston Park Hospital, said the couple's donations to the hospital's teenage cancer unit had "made a good hospital a great hospital".

Mr. Wragg added, "We still play the lottery because we would like to get some more scanners for Weston Park and the Sheffield Children's Hospital.

"If and when we do win again — get ready charities!"

BBC, wire reports

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2 comments. Last comment 10 years ago by gocart1.
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savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
adelaide sa
Member #37136
April 11, 2006
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Posted: December 16, 2006, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

if theyhad set up a charitable trust with the $6 million pounds, then they inddeed could have given away more. like long after they had died divying up like $300k a year in interest,

2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

    gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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    January 17, 2006
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    Posted: December 17, 2006, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

    thats so cool .money aint everthing