Lucky lottery winner gets a "buzz" from donating her winnings

Lucky lottery winner gets a "buzz" from donating her winnings

It is all about giving back for this lottery winner...


Ever wondered how you would be with your money if you won the lottery?

Well, this woman, Frances Connolly, 55, won the lottery in 2019 and since then she has given away more than half of her winnings. 

Yes, you read right...

After winning, Frances and her husband, Patrick, agreed to a yearly budget for charity. 

Lottery winners can opt to receive their winnings as a stipulated amount and, as of present, the couple has given away up to 2032's allocation...

According to BBC: "Mrs Connolly said helping others 'gives you a buzz and it's addictive. I'm addicted to it now,' she said." 

She sounds like a way better person than most...

"The former social worker and teacher has set up two charitable foundations: one named after her late mother Kathleen Graham in her native Northern Ireland, and the PFC Trust which supports local young carers, the elderly and refugees in her home town." (BBC)

Being charitable isn't something that just came to her since winning the lottery. She has been involved in volunteering since she was a young girl. 

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Not only did she volunteer with the ambulance services, but she also helped set up an Aids helpline while she was a student. 

Her words of advice are what we call 'solid'. 

""If I had any advice for a winner... I'd say money liberates you to be the person that you want to be." (BBC)

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