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silver_bird
05-11-2010, 09:43 PM
She was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer when they realized they'd won the jackpot worth RM 34.8 million (CAD $11.3 million).
The next thing they did was gave it (almost) all away to charity. The couple said : "What you've never had, you never miss them"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101104/od_yblog_upshot/nicest-canadian-couple-in-world-doles-out-lottery-winnings

LMei
05-11-2010, 10:03 PM
I wonder..... why buy lottery in the first place?

kuma
05-11-2010, 11:52 PM
I wonder..... why buy lottery in the first place?

She was undergoing treatment for Cancer....many people have a different set of values when they go through such a crisis.

As they said - The money was a "headache," ...to many hawks and crooks were harassing them, so they felt it better off giving it to charity. They kept a small amount and seems they have saved quite a bit over their working lives.

Why did they give away the money? - "It made us feel good," :)

Why buy lottery in the first place? - Suppose for the fun of it :D

Sentinel
06-11-2010, 12:43 AM
Health is wealth, not money, and when undergoing a life-threatening sickness like cancer, what's money? Quite an obvious choice....

tupai
06-11-2010, 03:14 PM
to answer the thread title...

I definitely cannot. I will fail miserably....

but then again, i dint buy any lottery as i believe, with my luck thus far, I'd stand a better chance to have a Qantas airplane engine falling on my head!

Yang Bertuah latotupai :D

p/ But if i was given a second chance in life (with Rm34million winnings), I'd seriously have to scale the mountain and be a cave hermit, to think out my next step....
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Ok, I have decided to be a rich rock star on tour, giving free entry for ladies only! :D

zinglicious
08-11-2010, 04:57 AM
It is the joy of giving which hardly anybody understand - as explained by the old couple. Dont need to entertained long lost cousins or sons or daughters who may come a calling after hearing about the sudden fortune to borrow money. :p
IMHO, it is not about dying, but leaving a legacy which they would be proud of. Moreover, they are too old to zoom around in the brand new Ferrari or Bugatti. Even they do not have the belief that they would be driving the paper Ferrarri or a grand funeral sent off of terrocotta drivers, bodyguards, and maids. :p
On the other hand, dont think they are going senile too because it makes perfect sense to give than to receive because they retained about 2 percent of the winning for rainy days especially she is undergoing chemotherapy.
For that I Tabik Spring to such a generosity act where it is not insane act to give to charity which they targetted to the needy like Red Cross, Salvation Army the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, hospitals in Truro and Halifax, where Violet underwent her cancer treatment, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. :)

"It made us feel good," Violet told the Chronicle Herald. "And there's so much good being done with that money." :cool:

Lastly, thanks for the Sillver Bird who whisper this news link. BTW, would you be donating 98% and retained 2% to save for the rainy days if you were to strike the Magnum Jackpot which is about 10 million? :D :confused: :D

silver_bird
08-11-2010, 09:39 AM
Lastly, thanks for the Sillver Bird who whisper this news link. BTW, would you be donating 98% and retained 2% to save for the rainy days if you were to strike the Magnum Jackpot which is about 10 million? :D :confused: :D
No problem, I'm willing to donate 2% to Senior Citizens but what if some of them claimed the money is haram ?

tupai
09-11-2010, 08:18 PM
No problem, I'm willing to donate 2% to Senior Citizens but what if some of them claimed the money is haram ?

i am a senior citizen...i can hold all the haram money until they are halal...how? I special power 'jampi ayat ayat' to do so :cool:

Yang Boleh halalise anything haram latotupai :cool: