|Posted: September 22, 2007, 3:21 am - IP Logged|
Interesting story. She lived a long life.
Regarding the link, here is one person who won praying to win money to give to the Catholic church and as she stated, to stop abortion, and another winner (if you remember Bunky) prayed to win enough to quit working so he could spend his time teaching Wicca. I think it's wonderful to want to help your church or synogogue, or feel passionate about a cause, but I believe these people won simply because they were lucky enough to pick the winning ticket.
By the way, four4me, the story said she had thought about becoming a nun, not that she had been one. Unless I'm misunderstanding the article, it says she won $180 million and gave away $240,000 so I wouldn't exactly say she sacrificed too much for her cause.
"A Catholic woman who won $180 million in the multistate Mega Millions lottery last year put smiles on the faces of a lot of Baltimore-area Catholics when she distributed $240,000 to 10 parishes."
"Choosing the $112.8 million cash payout, she walked away with $76 million after taxes."