Calgary man wins $40M, donates it all to charity

Katie Schneider, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:01 PM ET

Tom Crist has made history in Calgary — winning the $40 million Lotto Max, the largest lottery prize ever won in the city. But he doesn’t intend to keep a dime of it.

“The money is going all to charity,” he said when reached Monday.

After his late wife Jan died of cancer in February 2012, he started a family foundation, which he will use to channel the money to cancer-related charities over the years.

He said since winning the jackpot on the May 3 draw, his life hasn’t changed much, but he is glad he can make a difference with his plans to donate.

“I am happy I won because I can donate lot of money to charity,” he said.


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