- A woman who won the whopping sum of R2.2 billion (£115m) fortune in the EuroMillions mega lottery has given away a huge chunk to charity
- The woman known as Frances Connolly, 55, says money helps people and liberates them to become exactly who they want to be in life
- Connolly reportedly agreed with her husband Patrick, to be giving a certain amount of money to charity but she has already overshot the budget
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Frances Connolly, 55, from Hartlepool, England, has been noted for her numerous donations to charity after she won R2.2bn (£115m) in the EuroMillions lottery.
After she won the huge sum of money the woman who is clearly a giver has given more than half of it to charitable courses.
Connolly is addicted to giving
Connolly had agreed with her husband Patrick to be giving some budgeted sums to charity but she has overshot it.
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According to the woman who spoke to the BBC, she just can't help but give since she is addicted to it. She frowns at people who spend huge sums of money buying expensive drinks like champagne.
She believes such monies could be used to help a young person to buy a house. She also says money helps people to reach their potential.
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Social media users react
After the story was shared on Instagram by @bbcnews, it attracted huge reactions from users. Here are a few of them:
"If she needs someone else to donate to, I’m here."
"Money doesn't change you - it reveals who you are."
"I’m addicted to receiving it."
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"It is better to give than to receive. Give to those in need which is good for the soul."
"A pure heart blessed with abundance! Wonderful to hear of such beautiful people in our world."
Entrepreneur, 73, plans on sharing R30 million Lotto winnings with his community
In a related story, Briefly News reported that a 73-year-old man who won the R30m Lotto jackpot says a good portion of his winnings will go towards helping his extended family aswell as uplifting his community.
“I want to donate money to schools in the rural areas and in townships of Mpumalanga to afford the youth better education opportunities,” said the lucky winner.
The madala bought the winning ticket at Builders Express in Midwater Centre Aerorand, in Mpumalanga. He spent a mere R80 on the ticket, becoming one of Mzansi's newest millionaires.
Source: Briefly News