21 Jul '11, 1am
Lottery Winner Violet Large Gave Away Millions, Dies of Ovarian Cancer | Care2 Causes
Violet and Allen Large won $11.2 Million dollars last year in the lottery. However, instead of going on spending sprees, world trips and buying shiny cars, they decided to do exactly the opposite: they gave almost all of it away . “What you’ve never had, you don’t miss,” Allan Large said shortly after collecting their winnings. The money, they felt, was nothing but a nuisance. And what was more, Violet was suffering from cancer — and the Larges knew that no amount of money could give her back her health . So they went about disposing of their money in the most beneficial ways they could think of. They gave the money away to hospitals, churches, family members, cemeteries, fire departments, the VON, the Red Cross, the War Amps and many other organizations. Their generosity was unparalleled.