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April 7, 2014
Calgary businessman Tom Crist won $40 million last year in Canada's Lotto Max, and he's valiantly trying to give much of it away to aid others.
"Calgary’s lottery philanthropist has been busy giving away the $40 million he won last year on the Lotto Max. Tom Crist, the retired head of an electronics company, has donated $1.2 million to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre where his wife, Janice, was treated before her death and has given more money to cancer sufferers. However, he says the weight of the requests he’s been inundated with since news of his lotto win broke are taking a toll. He says he had to quit reading the letters that he got because they were bringing up so many painful memories." -- the Calgary Herald