Nova Scotia woman who gave away most of her lotto winnings has died

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA – A Nova Scotia woman who made headlines around the world for giving away most of a multimillion-dollar lottery win has died.

An obituary published online by a funeral home says Violet Large died Saturday at a hospital in Truro at the age of 79.

Mrs Large and her husband Allen won a whopping $11.2 million in a Lotto 6/49 jackpot last year.

Philanthrophists at heart, rather than using the money for themselves, the Lower Truro couple quietly gave away most of the fortune to family, friends, churches, charities, fire halls and hospitals where Large was treated for ovarian cancer.

A funeral for Violet Large was scheduled for Tuesday in Truro.

source: The Canadian Press

Published: July 19, 2011

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