Lotto winner doesn't waste any time in giving away winnings

Calgary man gets down to business of giving away lottery winnings.
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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.

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  1. Someone posted on 12/17/2013 11:53 PM
    Maybe the lottery winning is a gift from your wife up above. I understand charity is a good thing but 40$ Million?
  2. Rosie posted on 12/18/2013 01:32 PM
    There are so many people who win and think only of themselves. This Gentleman deserves great Karma for many years to come. However he was still think of his wife in giving that donation, I guess in memory of her. She was one very luck lady. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to him and his family. And to you guys thanks for posting such a happy story for the holiday season.
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