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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 pe
Dec 14, 2006, 2:21 pm - Lottery News

Lottery cash aids efforts to save the red squirrel
There are few of them left to enjoy it, but Britain's red squirrels have been awarded a 626,000 (US$1.09 million) Lottery grant supporting a project designed to save the native creatures from destruction. Two of the 16 red squirrel reserves set up as part of a 1.1 million (US$1.92 million) scheme to reverse the dominance of the imported American grey squirrel are in North Yorkshire. Some of the Lottery money will be used by the Save Our Squirrels project at Widdale, west of Hawes,
Apr 11, 2006, 11:03 am - Lottery News

Kentucky lottery winner donates entire prize to college
Benedict College gets a big financial boost, courtesy of a Kentucky lottery winner who knows the South Carolina school quite well.Charlie Johnson is a highly successful business owner in Louisville, Kentucky. He is president and CEO of Active Transportation, a company that moves new cars and trucks from assembly plants to dealers.But at Benedict College, they know Johnson as the board of trustees chair, and the donor who paid for scholarships, provided buses for the football team, and threw in t
Jan 12, 2006, 10:33 am - Lottery News

Elderly Lottery Winner Donates All Money To Charity
Local media reports that A 71-year-old man in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region who won a lottery jackpot of 5RMB million (US$620,000) has donated all of the money to charity.Surnamed Wang, the man is a retired worker with the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in Changji. My only wish to make use of the prize for myself is to buy a new radio, Wang was quoted by the Xinjiang Economic Daily as saying.On November 21, when Wang arrived at the lottery complex in Urumqi to receive his
Dec 2, 2005, 9:42 am - Lottery News

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