Posts Tagged ‘lottery’

That’s the Ticket!

December 28, 2011

At yoga class today, a woman from Israel named Rivka told us that her daughter Aliza had received a dollar bill in change on which someone had drawn a swastika and written “Heil Hitler!” Disgusted, Aliza said a prayer asking God to change the energy of the bill from toxic to positive, then used it to buy a scratch-offf ticket for her son’s birthday. Since Andre’s birthday, December 26, coincided with Hanukah, she bought three more tickets for a present for him.

That evening, after dinner and observance of Hanukkah, the family lit the Hanukkah candles and Andre (more…)

All They Need Is Each Other

November 9, 2010

Allen and Violet Large won the $11.2 million 6/49 draw. (Harry Sullivan / Truro Daily News)

Winning the lottery has probably ruined more lives that it’s helped. But Violet and Allen Large are a refreshing exception. Rather than living large, the retired Canadian couple have given away 98 percent of the $11.2 million they won in July 2010.

Here’s the story from the Chronicle Herald of Nova Scotia:

They won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July. And now every penny is gone. But Allen and Violet Large didn’t spend any of it on themselves. And that’s just the way they like it.

“What you’ve never had, you never miss,” said Violet, 78.

Married since 1974, the Lower Truro couple don’t live large. They don’t travel, they don’t gamble and they don’t buy what they don’t need.

“We have an old (more…)