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Canadian lottery winner donates $40 million jackpot to charity

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Posted: December 22, 2013, 5:25 am - IP Logged

He must have been very well off financially, along with a big heart!

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    Posted: December 22, 2013, 10:01 am - IP Logged

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

    The article says that he said he didn't need the money as he has been quite successful. So he gave the money where his heart was, the place that treated his wife. Cancer touches everybody in some way everyday. I lost my mother to cancer. My wife lost her mother to cancer. If it hasn't touched one of us personally, it has or will touch you through someone you love.

    I agree, it was a thoughtful and loving thing to do, whether he already has money or not. 40 million is still a chunk of change.

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      Posted: December 22, 2013, 10:06 am - IP Logged

      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.

      There are a lot more than 800 families that are hurting. How does one find and/or decide who is hurting the most?

      He put the money where his heart is, the place and people that treated his wife. Because cancer has or will touch you and most everybody in this world. His hope is that better treatments will come along with the help of that money to help more people.

      He is already well off. He probably learned the hard way that no matter what material things you have, how much money you have, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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        Posted: December 22, 2013, 10:46 am - 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. 

        "This man here is a REAL winner in my book."

        Mine as well. He chose to help those who suffer; if other people who made a fortune could see through his eyes, the world would be a better place with less pain...

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          Posted: December 22, 2013, 10:50 am - IP Logged

          There are a lot more than 800 families that are hurting. How does one find and/or decide who is hurting the most?

          He put the money where his heart is, the place and people that treated his wife. Because cancer has or will touch you and most everybody in this world. His hope is that better treatments will come along with the help of that money to help more people.

          He is already well off. He probably learned the hard way that no matter what material things you have, how much money you have, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything.

          "He put the money where his heart is, the place and people that treated his wife. Because cancer has or will touch you and most everybody in this world. His hope is that better treatments will come along with the help of that money to help more people.

          He is already well off. He probably learned the hard way that no matter what material things you have, how much money you have, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything."

          +1000

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            Posted: December 22, 2013, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

            Sorry but do people really believe he's going to give the whole $40M away? In a Canadian article, he said he put the money in trusts for his kids who are going to give it to charity. What garantees the kids will do so? I think it's a clever way to tell everyone "I gave it all away, don't ask me for anything".

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              Sorry but do people really believe he's going to give the whole $40M away? In a Canadian article, he said he put the money in trusts for his kids who are going to give it to charity. What garantees the kids will do so? I think it's a clever way to tell everyone "I gave it all away, don't ask me for anything".

              THANK YOU SILVERWATER!!!! Finally, a post from someone who gets what's going on here. Like i said earlier, kudos to him for his philantropic approach when he could have simply pocketed the cash and gone about his busniess. But i'm no fool either Silverwater, people need to look up/read upon these charitable Trust and how they work and why the benefit the wealthy. I am constantly AMAZED, just AMAZED about the naivete expressed by people (well meaning people i should add). Maybe its because we Americans are good natured and aspire to be just as 'kind' if given the opportunity so we only the the good in people/actions without questioning them. Here's the reality people....this charitable Trust established will be of much much more benefit to his family over the life of his annual contributions than people can imagine. Its the new form of estate transfer. Well, actually its not at all new. Just now becoming more common and widespread. I personally am not knocking him for doing this, not one bit. Its legal, it helps his family, it helps his charitable causes. I'm simply not naive to think "oh what a great guy giving all this money away". PLEASE!!!

              "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 22, 2013, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                This is a great story. This proves that everyone has a different reason for buying lottery tickets. Some of us need it to enhance "our" lives and others want it to enhance "other" peoples lives. Let's go buy some tickets and make "our" dreams come true.

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                  Posted: December 22, 2013, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Sorry but do people really believe he's going to give the whole $40M away? In a Canadian article, he said he put the money in trusts for his kids who are going to give it to charity. What garantees the kids will do so? I think it's a clever way to tell everyone "I gave it all away, don't ask me for anything".

                  Just because he's going to set up a Trust doesn't mean there is anything sinister going on. That's the way to do it if you're doing charity/philanthropy.(rather than just giving out cash/gifts yourself)

                  And including his kids, who can be involved with and learn about charity/philanthropy, becoming trustees, assigning funds to beneficiaries, that's a great thing for a dad to do.

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                    THANK YOU SILVERWATER!!!! Finally, a post from someone who gets what's going on here. Like i said earlier, kudos to him for his philantropic approach when he could have simply pocketed the cash and gone about his busniess. But i'm no fool either Silverwater, people need to look up/read upon these charitable Trust and how they work and why the benefit the wealthy. I am constantly AMAZED, just AMAZED about the naivete expressed by people (well meaning people i should add). Maybe its because we Americans are good natured and aspire to be just as 'kind' if given the opportunity so we only the the good in people/actions without questioning them. Here's the reality people....this charitable Trust established will be of much much more benefit to his family over the life of his annual contributions than people can imagine. Its the new form of estate transfer. Well, actually its not at all new. Just now becoming more common and widespread. I personally am not knocking him for doing this, not one bit. Its legal, it helps his family, it helps his charitable causes. I'm simply not naive to think "oh what a great guy giving all this money away". PLEASE!!!

                    Yeah, well, you know, people tend to believe pretty much everything they're told so this comes to no surprise. I am sure the guy gave/will give money to Cancer but to believe the entire 40 willl go to it is to be really and I mean, really, naive. No one, regardless of how poor/rich/wealthy, will turn down 40M, no one. 

                    I registered to express my opinion on this matter and ... at the end of the day, it's just that: my opinion. Hence, I hope I don't offend anyone. To me, giving it away is to write a one time 40M check to the Cancer association - not put it through kids trust who are then going to give it to charity. I mean, come on, people, seriously?

                    I am a frequent reader of the usamega and lotterypost - great sites ... but I must admit that I find the people's attitude on the forum rather strange: every single person (well, almost) is excessively positive/happy. I don't know if it's to do "good karma" but the way things are on the forum do not reflect reality. There is one thing I realized about the lottery: it's just a matter of luck and nothing else but luck. Odds could be 1 to 10 billion and if you're lucky, you're going to hit it. It doesn't matter whether you're an ex con or already a billionaire, if you're lucky, you will win it. Nothing can or will change that. Again, just my opinion.

                     

                    Merry Christmas everyone!

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                      Posted: December 22, 2013, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Yeah, well, you know, people tend to believe pretty much everything they're told so this comes to no surprise. I am sure the guy gave/will give money to Cancer but to believe the entire 40 willl go to it is to be really and I mean, really, naive. No one, regardless of how poor/rich/wealthy, will turn down 40M, no one. 

                      I registered to express my opinion on this matter and ... at the end of the day, it's just that: my opinion. Hence, I hope I don't offend anyone. To me, giving it away is to write a one time 40M check to the Cancer association - not put it through kids trust who are then going to give it to charity. I mean, come on, people, seriously?

                      I am a frequent reader of the usamega and lotterypost - great sites ... but I must admit that I find the people's attitude on the forum rather strange: every single person (well, almost) is excessively positive/happy. I don't know if it's to do "good karma" but the way things are on the forum do not reflect reality. There is one thing I realized about the lottery: it's just a matter of luck and nothing else but luck. Odds could be 1 to 10 billion and if you're lucky, you're going to hit it. It doesn't matter whether you're an ex con or already a billionaire, if you're lucky, you will win it. Nothing can or will change that. Again, just my opinion.

                       

                      Merry Christmas everyone!

                      Wow...nice intro new member.

                      So you think LP members are naive and disconnected from reality, and you are somehow superior up there in Canada compared to us dumb Americans?

                      Merry Christmas to you as well.

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                        Wow...nice intro new member.

                        So you think LP members are naive and disconnected from reality, and you are somehow superior up there in Canada compared to us dumb Americans?

                        Merry Christmas to you as well.

                        Is that what you understood from what I said? Seriously?

                        FYI: I am an American myself, just live and work in Toronto. Moreover, I never thought this place was just Americans and I sure didn't point the finger at anyone in particular - sorry you feel this way.

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                          Yeah, well, you know, people tend to believe pretty much everything they're told so this comes to no surprise. I am sure the guy gave/will give money to Cancer but to believe the entire 40 willl go to it is to be really and I mean, really, naive. No one, regardless of how poor/rich/wealthy, will turn down 40M, no one. 

                          I registered to express my opinion on this matter and ... at the end of the day, it's just that: my opinion. Hence, I hope I don't offend anyone. To me, giving it away is to write a one time 40M check to the Cancer association - not put it through kids trust who are then going to give it to charity. I mean, come on, people, seriously?

                          I am a frequent reader of the usamega and lotterypost - great sites ... but I must admit that I find the people's attitude on the forum rather strange: every single person (well, almost) is excessively positive/happy. I don't know if it's to do "good karma" but the way things are on the forum do not reflect reality. There is one thing I realized about the lottery: it's just a matter of luck and nothing else but luck. Odds could be 1 to 10 billion and if you're lucky, you're going to hit it. It doesn't matter whether you're an ex con or already a billionaire, if you're lucky, you will win it. Nothing can or will change that. Again, just my opinion.

                           

                          Merry Christmas everyone!

                          "...every single person (well, almost) is excessively positive/happy."

                          Where'd you get that idea?Hyper

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                            Posted: December 22, 2013, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

                            Yeah, well, you know, people tend to believe pretty much everything they're told so this comes to no surprise. I am sure the guy gave/will give money to Cancer but to believe the entire 40 willl go to it is to be really and I mean, really, naive. No one, regardless of how poor/rich/wealthy, will turn down 40M, no one. 

                            I registered to express my opinion on this matter and ... at the end of the day, it's just that: my opinion. Hence, I hope I don't offend anyone. To me, giving it away is to write a one time 40M check to the Cancer association - not put it through kids trust who are then going to give it to charity. I mean, come on, people, seriously?

                            I am a frequent reader of the usamega and lotterypost - great sites ... but I must admit that I find the people's attitude on the forum rather strange: every single person (well, almost) is excessively positive/happy. I don't know if it's to do "good karma" but the way things are on the forum do not reflect reality. There is one thing I realized about the lottery: it's just a matter of luck and nothing else but luck. Odds could be 1 to 10 billion and if you're lucky, you're going to hit it. It doesn't matter whether you're an ex con or already a billionaire, if you're lucky, you will win it. Nothing can or will change that. Again, just my opinion.

                             

                            Merry Christmas everyone!

                            Hey Silver, don't worry I'm not positive or happy, especially when someone else wins. I usually feel like this when someone else wins. Smiley

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                              Posted: December 23, 2013, 5:29 am - IP Logged

                              My two cents: Yes, he's probably savvy enough to use this charity thing to stave off leeches, but still keep enough of it to benefit his family in the long run, but two...

                              Is it just me, or do we live in a world where, say he gave away $39MM of it and kept $1MM as a nest egg, some people might still call him selfish or at the very least, still think they had good reason to hit him up for a chunk of it to help themselves? I just get that sense. Call me paranoid. But if I won the lottery and gave away like 99% of it, I think there'd still be people out there who assumed that the 1% I kept for myself was "way more than he'd need" and try to beg for a chunk of what's left. As in, if you WIN money, some people aren't satisfied unless you give it all away (to them) and yet if you do that, you're also a 'sucker'.

                              Just postulating.