Livin' Large: Win lottery, but give away $11M
An elderly Canadian couple wins $11M lottery, but gives nearly all of it away.
Calling the money a "headache", Allen & Violet Large said they were happy enough without it:
Instead, they opted to give the money to a long list of organizations they valued:
"What you've never had, you never miss."
"That money that we won was nothing," her tearful husband, Allen, told Patricia Brooks Arenburg of the Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald. "We have each other."
They took care of family first and then began delivering donations to the two pages' worth of groups they had decided on, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, hospitals in Truro and Halifax, where Violet underwent her cancer treatment, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. The list goes on and on.