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Canadian lottery winner donates $40 million jackpot to charity

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: December 20, 2013, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

I think its a fantastic move. We need more people with this kind of generosity; generosity from the heart!

Amen.

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    Posted: December 20, 2013, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

    I think it was a particularly wise move to hide it from everyone, even his kids. Well, especially from his kids. Otherwise they may have made a move for the money.

    Kind of reminds me of Warren buffett, who chose NOT to give loads of cash to his kids, and instead pledge to give it all away to charity before he dies in the The Giving Pledge.

    Good move. Prepare them, educate them, help them if needed, but don't just give them or leave them tons of cash, it can spoil them. The son of a rich man is seldom a good man.

    Speaking of Warren Buffett. In the news today they say he made $37 Million PER DAY in 2013.

    Uh...no offense Tim with your $40M, or Ira with your $500K per day, but the super rich are in another category altogether.

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      Posted: December 20, 2013, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

      Great story but they could of skipped the picture. Don't see what they gained by showing it.

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        Posted: December 20, 2013, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

        Great story but they could of skipped the picture. Don't see what they gained by showing it.

        I think it was required, he had to do it.

        That's why I said he should have gone all out, like full ZZ Top or Duck Dynasty disguise to really piss off the marketing guys!

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          Posted: December 20, 2013, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

          There are really nice people in the world..... Its a fact/reality that not everyone is greedy, selfish and materialistic. For those who have nothing but negative comments about chaitible services, have never been in need of charitible services. Pray that the day never comes where they and their families need the good will of great charities.

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            Posted: December 20, 2013, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

            I too plan to donate to my favorite charity if I ever win a lottery jackpot.  I have always donated to it since I started working back in high school.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: December 20, 2013, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

              He only donated the millons because he was the C.E.O. of a billion dollar company and well off to begin with in the first place. I would love to see if he would give it all to chairty if he was poor or middle class living pay check to pay check.

              I wouldn't donate to most chairities if I had that kind of money, I'd rather set up a chairty org  myself and distribute the money so I know where the money is really going.

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                Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

                He should be hospitalized, put under heavy sedation, placed in a padded cell, and given electro shock treatments three times a week.   Something is wrong with this man. 

                He has kids, grandchildren, family.   I can see giving 1/2 away and the rest to family members, but not the whole lot of money. 

                That is my opinion, I could be wrong?

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                  Posted: December 21, 2013, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                  He only donated the millons because he was the C.E.O. of a billion dollar company and well off to begin with in the first place. I would love to see if he would give it all to chairty if he was poor or middle class living pay check to pay check.

                  I wouldn't donate to most chairities if I had that kind of money, I'd rather set up a chairty org  myself and distribute the money so I know where the money is really going.

                  I am quite inclined to agree with such perspective. People are acting like he was broke and purely out of altruism is giving his winnings away. No one knows his net worth, and by the sounds of it, it just might well be in the multi multi millions. Still a good move on his part, can't knock him for that. But come on people, the rich giving away new money because they have old money locked away is nothing new. Kudos to him for not being too greedy. But i'll be much more impressed if he needed the money, he said so himself.

                  "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                    Posted: December 21, 2013, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. 

                    "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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                      Posted: December 21, 2013, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                      So many people who are well off never give any money to help others. It's always more, more and more. It doesn't matter that this guy was well off, he couild have still just added to his wealth and that would have been that. When someone do a good deed from the heart, it's bad to try and down play or dismiss what a person does.

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                        Posted: December 21, 2013, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                        I am quite inclined to agree with such perspective. People are acting like he was broke and purely out of altruism is giving his winnings away. No one knows his net worth, and by the sounds of it, it just might well be in the multi multi millions. Still a good move on his part, can't knock him for that. But come on people, the rich giving away new money because they have old money locked away is nothing new. Kudos to him for not being too greedy. But i'll be much more impressed if he needed the money, he said so himself.

                        "But i'll be much more impressed if he needed the money, ......."

                        Would you still have been more impressed if he needed the money and wasted it on lottery tickets?  There are lots of losers with gambling addiction doing that everyday.

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                          Posted: December 21, 2013, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                          It really made me ill watching that Lottery show with those winners and their mansions and extravagances. This man here is a REAL winner in my book. 

                           I've only watched that show a couple of times and then stopped, I got way too jealous. If I won $40 million, there is no way in heck I'd give it ALL to charity. A few million, sure, but not all.

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                            Posted: December 21, 2013, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                            What a very nice man, hope his donations helps many cancer patients.

                            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

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                              Posted: December 21, 2013, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                              GREAT GUY!!! BUT, there is no way i would do this. This is going to upset a lot of people but Cancer research donations/contributions have turned out to be the BIGGEST charity scam in history. The medical center will do and obviously has done good work for for patients, including his ear late wife (may she rest in peace) and so i get it. And i'm sure some will benefit from his kindness.  WHEN i win one day, and i decide to give to charity. I already have one stipulation, none of my money will go to any organization where its board members make over $200,000 a year. There is sooo much i would love to get into here regarding how these places work but time and space prohibits at this point.

                               

                              GREAT GUY, GOOD HEART, RIGHT PRIORITIES!!! But not me, i'll find other more DIRECT ways to help and better the lives of many. Instead of fattening an already fat cow. (metaphorically speaking of course)

                              I agree. How about 800 deserving families who are trying but are hurting at the moment receiving 50,000 each to give them a little breathing room.

                              To me, that would have been more satisfying in my eyes. Especially right around Christmas.