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Canadian couple gives away entire $11.2M lottery jackpot

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Posted: November 5, 2010, 12:07 am - IP Logged

Holy Moly, I can't believe all the ill will expressed towards these nice people.

Maybe we should throw them in jail to make everybody happy.

The only people that might be happy are those who expressed ill will toward them and they don't deserve to be happy at their expense.  After all they probably weren't trying to make people happy that they didn't know.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: November 5, 2010, 1:07 am - IP Logged

    What they did is incredible.

    I just hope the adage "no good deed goes unpunished" doesn't prove itself out in their case.

    Since Canada doesn't tax winnings and the U.S. does, I wonder what would hapen to a U.S. winner that did this. I know, they are taxed beore receiving the check, but don't they usually have some more taxes at the end of that tax year?

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      Posted: November 5, 2010, 1:46 am - IP Logged

      "Well, now I sure hope they left some out for me.  Now, what was that Nova Scotia address....."    The Taxman

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        Posted: November 5, 2010, 9:04 am - IP Logged

        I hope they paid their taxes on the winnings, otherwise Department of Revenue ( I'm not shure what you call the Internal Revenue Service in Canada) will come after them donations to charity or not.  The IRS here in the states would!

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          Posted: November 5, 2010, 9:17 am - IP Logged

          Just "FYI".............Canadian Lotto winnings are NOT taxed either by the Federal or Provincial government.

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            Posted: November 5, 2010, 9:27 am - IP Logged

            Just "FYI".............Canadian Lotto winnings are NOT taxed either by the Federal or Provincial government.

            WOW!  That really suprises me!  Here in the states it's taxed as ordinary income and transfers to family members or other individuals are tax free if the are under $13000.00/yr after that there is a transfer tax.

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              Posted: November 5, 2010, 10:47 am - IP Logged

              They're obviously good folks who, despite their problems, donated their winnings to worthy causes. God Bless 'em!

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                Posted: November 5, 2010, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                A Nova Scotia couple won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July and now every penny is gone.

                But Allen and Violet Large of Lower Truro didn't spend any of it on themselves.

                They say they decided to take care of family, organizations and institutions instead.

                "What you've never had, you never miss," said Violet, 78.

                Married since 1974, the couple does not live large. They don't travel, they don't gamble (beyond playing the lottery) and they don't buy what they don't need.

                "We have an old house, but we're comfortable and we're happy in it," Violet said.

                They spent 30 years in Ontario where Allen was a steel welder and Violet worked for cosmetics and chocolate companies. They retired in 1983 and returned to Nova Scotia.

                "We were pretty well set, not millionaires, but comfortable," said Allen, 75.

                So when they hit it big in Lotto 6-49's July 14 draw, they decided to give it all away.

                All that money "was a big headache," Allen said.

                Violet said she was concerned about "crooked people" who might try to take advantage of them.

                But the big win came at a difficult time in their lives: Violet was undergoing treatment for cancer that doctors discovered in the spring.

                "That money that we won was nothing," said Allen, choking back tears. "We have each other."

                Violet has been through surgery and finished her last chemotherapy treatment a week ago.

                After the win, the couple took about a week to work out the details before embarking on their $11,255,272 spending spree.

                They took care of family first and then began delivering donations to the two pages' worth of groups they had decided on, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, hospitals in Truro and Halifax, where Violet underwent her cancer treatment, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes.

                The list goes on and on.

                The couple won't say how much they gave each group, but they've received plenty of phone calls, letters and plaques of gratitude. While they're thankful for each one, they didn't do it for the recognition.

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

                She and her husband said they feel privileged to be able to give back to the community, to help the firefighters, the doctors and nurses and the volunteers who have helped them.

                "We're the lucky ones," Violet said. "I have no complaints."

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                  Posted: November 6, 2010, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                  Shiver me timbers, but I'm gonna do it! Yup..I am agreeing 100% with RDGRNR's comments and the article ! The CANADIAN NON TAXED WINNERS are remarkable and deserving of acknowledgment for a good deed.

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                    Posted: November 6, 2010, 1:28 am - IP Logged

                    Shiver me timbers, but I'm gonna do it! Yup..I am agreeing 100% with RDGRNR's comments and the article ! The CANADIAN NON TAXED WINNERS are remarkable and deserving of acknowledgment for a good deed.

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                      Posted: November 6, 2010, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                      Best lotto winning couple like, ever.

                       

                      All the best to these wonderful people!Cheers  xx

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                        Posted: November 6, 2010, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                        Here in the UK we get the estimated amount to be won and maybe more depending on ticket sales. We get all the winnings. None of the 'clawing back' nonsense :)

                        "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." - R. E. Shay.

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                          Posted: November 6, 2010, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                          Here in the UK we get the estimated amount to be won and maybe more depending on ticket sales. We get all the winnings. None of the 'clawing back' nonsense :)

                          I Agree!  It is always wonderful when a country has zero taxes for lottery winners to pay!!! How exciting!!!

                          The downside is that most of those countries charge their income generators closer to 50%+ of their income; that is a lot more than the U.S.A. has charged in decades (may the U.S.A. never charge income receivers more than they currently do, since it's just increased).

                          So there you have it, income is rarely as it appears at first glance; rather it is a complex mix. Smash

                          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                            Posted: November 7, 2010, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                            yeah if these people where more like me they wouldnt have given 1 red cent away

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                              Posted: November 7, 2010, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                              yeah if these people where more like me they wouldnt have given 1 red cent away

                              Sounds like you don't believe in Karma and yin and yang and what goes around comes around and all that stuff.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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