A Calgary man has wasted no time in starting to give away his $40 million lottery win to charity.
Tom Crist was at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre on Tuesday, presenting a cheque for $1.2 million.
He says the centre is near and dear to his heart because staff there took such good care of his wife, Janice, as she was dying of cancer a couple of years ago.
Myka Osinchuk of the Alberta Cancer Foundation says it's not unusual for patients and their family members to express their gratitude with donations.
She says even before he hit the jackpot in Lotto Max, Crist was a regular contributor to the facility.
Crist says his winnings will all go into a trust fund that will donate to charities for years to come.