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VIDEO: Lottery winners who are changing the world
A breath of fresh air and some good news for a change! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a video about a group of people who just might hold the crown for the most generous lottery winners ever. It's been a while since the last time we've followed up on a winner in greater detail than most such as Jack Whittaker and David Lee Edwards. In the lottery world, it's unfortunately very easy to pull up a story about winners who don't manage their winnings well or end up going b ...
Jul 29, 2022, 4:26 pm - Lottery News forum

€200 million EuroMillions lottery winner donates nearly entire prize to save the planet
Anonymous Frenchman wants to encourage human beings to give back to the planet and others By Kate Northrop An anonymous Frenchman who won the second-largest EuroMillions jackpot in history back in December 2020 has already given away most of his fortune in a bid to protect the environment. A French EuroMillions winner of a massive 200 million (US$218 million) jackpot is not interested in fancy cars, huge mansions, or expensive vacations. Instead, he wants to see his money put to us ...
Apr 12, 2022, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

Australian man who won nearly $1 million in lottery gave it all away
Do what you can to make somebody else's day a little bit brighter. By Kate Northrop A year after winning almost $1 million (US$731,905) in the Australian TattsLotto, one particular Aussie went on a selfless crusade to give it all away. Thanks to a superstition, Peter Charleton, 47, of Yarra Ranges bought a TattsLotto lottery ticket in August 2020 that turned out to be the winner of a prize worth $896,511.13 (US$656,160.98). A year later, he's already given away most of the prize. B ...
Sep 14, 2021, 6:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Veteran who suffered brain injury wants to make world a better place with $65 million lottery win
Nearly homeless at one point, winner now wants to help others get back on their feet By Kate Northrop A veteran from the Canadian military who won a huge $65 million (US$51.6 million) Lotto Max jackpot was inspired by his past experiences to make the world better place with his newfound wealth. Jansen Ng, 41, of East Gwillimbury, Ontario, won't let millions get to his head. Nearly homeless at one point in the past, the lottery winner wants to instill hope and positivity in the worl ...
Jul 16, 2021, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum

EuroMillons jackpot winners gave away half of £115 million fortune
Couple who won jackpot in 2019 have already given 60 million to charities, friends, and family By Kate Northrop In just nearly two years, an English couple who won a 114.9 million (US$153.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot, the fourth largest awarded by the UK National Lottery since its inception, have already given away half of their winnings to friends, family and charities. Frances, 54, and her husband, Patrick Connolly, 56, found out that they won the massive prize on New Year's Day in ...
Dec 9, 2020, 4:24 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner taskforce in United Kingdom unites to spread early Christmas joy
Team of lottery winners work together to deliver holiday gifts to charity workers By Kate Northrop A team of lottery winners from the United Kingdom have been working together to make Christmas happen a little earlier this year by gifting holiday baskets to charity workers and care staff who look after the elderly. The group of winners, who have collectively won more than 26 million (US$34.8 million) from lottery prizes, got together to spread Christmas joy to carers who work with Age C ...
Nov 30, 2020, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum

South Carolina retailer uses lottery commission to feed the hungry for Thanksgiving
By Kate Northrop More often than not, it's the prize winners who use their winnings to perform generous acts and good deeds. This Thanksgiving, a convenience store that received a $3,500 commission for selling a lottery ticket worth $350,000 is using those extra funds to give back to the community by providing meals to the hungry. Earlier this month, a South Carolina woman bought a $10 Mighty Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket from the KP Food Mart on East River Street in Anderson and won a $3 ...
Nov 25, 2020, 2:26 pm - Lottery News forum

North Carolina veteran plans on using $10 million lottery prize to honor his son
Windfall from lottery winnings allow parents to pay touching tribute By Kate Northrop A retired veteran from North Carolina will be using his $10 million lottery prize to honor his recently deceased son by giving back to the community. Marine Master Sergeant Alvin Mack II of Jacksonville retired from the military in May. His 19-year-old son, Alvin Mack III, who served in the Air Force Honor Guard at Arlington Cemetery, passed away that same month. With a winning lottery ticket worth $10 ...
Nov 5, 2020, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery-winning farmer shares potatoes with people in coronavirus isolation
A woman who used her lottery winnings to move to a farm in England supplied free potatoes to people in self-isolation due to COVID-19. Susan Herdman, 51, moved to the farm after winning the United Kingdom National Lottery in 2010 and made a post in a local Facebook group offering to share her potatoes after learning of people stockpiling food and supplies due to the global coronavirus outbreak. Herdman delivered potatoes to isolating families and a home for disabled children in addition to ...
Mar 25, 2020, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum

Winner of $1.5B lottery jackpot donates some winnings to Alabama tornado victims
Updated with additional details about the anonymous winner The winner of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history $1.5 billion is sharing some of her newfound wealth to help others in need. The lucky South Carolina woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is donating to the Alabama Red Cross to aid tornado relief and several South Carolina charities. She decided to donate because she claimed the money when a tornado struck Alabama in early March, her lawyer Jason Kurland said. ...
Mar 18, 2019, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum

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