Canadian Lotto winner to donate every cent to charity

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CALGARY - A recently-retired Calgary man who won $40 million says he will donate it all to charity.

Tom Crist was the winner of the Lotto Max jackpot on May 3.

“I just retired at the end of September so I was fortunate enough in my career to set myself up and my kids anyway, and there was no doubt in my mind where that money was going to go, it was going to go to charity.”

Crist told the Calgary Herald that he didn’t know which charities he planned to give to specifically except for Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Crist’s wife, Jan, died of lung cancer in 2012.  “Tom Baker will be one of them because they treated her,” Crist told the Herald.

Crist says he never expected a call telling him he’d won the largest lotto prize ever in Calgary.

“I wasn’t even sure which game I’d won on, or what the numbers were,” he said after his prize was announced Monday. “I’ve paid for the subscription when I get the renewal notice every year, and then I just file it.

Read more on this story at the Calgary Herald.