LOTTERY WINNER TURNS CHECKS INTO CHARITY

It's said that money can't buy you happiness, but if giving away your money is what makes you happy, then it can.

55-year-old Rachel Lapierre won $1000 a week for life in a Canadian lottery game back in 2013. But she hasn't been keeping the weekly checks for herself. She's been using them to help others.

She used the money to start her own charitable organization to help those who are less fortunate.

Rachel says the humanitarian organization, which she mostly funds with her lottery winnings, aims to "promote good deeds. Good deeds can be so many things. It can be a bike, it can be food, it can be transport to go to the hospital. It can even be just listening to somebody on the phone because they are lonely."

But still, it seems hard to understand how anyone can win all that money and not keep it for themselves. Rachel explains, "Money is money. When you’re born you don’t have anything. And when you go, you go with nothing but your memories. You go with what you did here in life.” (BBC)  

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