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Canadian woman who gave away lotto winnings dies

Jul 19, 2011, 8:02 am

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NOVA SCOTIA — A central Nova Scotia woman known for donating nearly all of a huge lotto jackpot died last weekend.

Violet Large, who suffered from cancer, died Saturday morning at a hospital in Lower Truro, according to an online obituary posted by a funeral home. She was 79.

Large and her husband of 37 years, Allen Large, cashed in a winning Lotto 649 ticket last summer and collected $11.2 million. They went on to give most of it away to relatives, friends, charities, hospitals, schools, churches and fire halls.

The couple said at the time they were happy with what they had, and that helping others was far better than using the money on themselves.

A funeral service was planned to be held Tuesday.

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dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
United States
Member #82389
November 12, 2009
6371 Posts

My condolences too the family especially Mr. Large theres a special place in Heaven for a her & him. God bless you

"He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (7) Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God Loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

RIP Mrs. Large Blue Angel

    jackpotismine's avatar - kanji for_peace.jpg
    Member #57908
    January 23, 2008
    4521 Posts

    What a fitting name. She had a large heart giving most of it away to help others. Very special person indeed.

    I believe in Occam's razor:

    The Simplest Answer is Usually Correct.Yes Nod

      sully16's avatar - sharan
      United States
      Member #81738
      October 28, 2009
      76035 Posts

      Rest in Peace Violet, you are an Angel, my deepest condolences to your family.

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        surimaribo24's avatar - photo11 zpsfffd70be.jpg
        United States
        Member #106367
        February 17, 2011
        9716 Posts

        may god bless her soul and rest in peace . she s def going to heaven for sure . what a wonderfull person she was to do what she did. she left a wonderfull remark behind. 


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          Member #111182
          May 20, 2011
          344 Posts

          Kind lady!

          Best wishes & peace to your family!

            martingorgeous's avatar - azural
            South Africa
            Member #113585
            July 12, 2011
            48 Posts

            Violet is lying in the arms of Jesus.

            She is a shining example of goodness and loving kindness for all of us.

            May her dear soul rest in peace.

            Condolences to her family.

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
              Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
              United States
              Member #73902
              April 28, 2009
              14903 Posts

              Violet is lying in the arms of Jesus.

              She is a shining example of goodness and loving kindness for all of us.

              May her dear soul rest in peace.

              Condolences to her family.

              I can't say it any better than that.








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                Member #68711
                December 28, 2008
                301 Posts

                Blue AngelAn Angel face for an Angel.Who said the good died young , my condolences to Allen on the lost of his Angel Violet  and the family. A heart as large as hers' will be miss.Unhappy

                  HaveABall's avatar - rocket

                  United States
                  Member #72446
                  March 18, 2009
                  1307 Posts

                  Peace Violet.  Violet passed away about a year from when her and her husband's lottery ticket won the jackpot.  I hope that they both enjoyed those months together in a variety of ways.

                  I wonder if Violet knew that she had cancer before she won the big lottery jackpot?

                  I wonder how many millions, from the lottery jackpot winnings, Allen has remaining?

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