A Frenchman who claimed one of the biggest prizes in the history of the EuroMillions lottery will donate $68-million—more than two-thirds of his winnings—to charity, news network France 24 and Agence France-Presse report.
The anonymous winner, a resident of the Haute-Garonne region in southwestern France, hit the approximately $98-million jackpot on January 31. He will reportedly split his donation among 10 to 12 nonprofit organizations that serve the disadvantaged.
“The winner is single and doesn’t have any children. He believes strongly in generosity,” said Francaise des Jeux, the French branch of the transnational lottery.
From: Philanthropy Today