The altruism shown by the guy who has just cashed an incredible treasure of 200 million euros is no exception.
When a loot falls from the sky, it is not uncommon for the lucky ones to pass it on to others, especially the poor.
50 million to charities.
He's the Bill Gates of EuroMillions.
In spring 2014, a single retiree from Haute-Garonne who had collected 72 million euros, pledged to donate 50 million euros to solidarity organizations.
About ten associations were then contacted.
Wishing an action of pure kindness, this lucky guy with "social fiber" refused that the NGOs make publicity of his gesture.
On the other hand, he demanded that they report to him and tell him what use had been made of his funds.
Tickets in mailboxes.
A farmer who had received 2.5 million euros in 2012 from the Loto decided to help "anonymously people" by sending those who had "a project" "envelopes containing one or more tickets".
“I don't tell them it's me, it's a totally free act, without an intermediary.
My gain, I live it very well, it is a blessing.
But I know times are tough.
So sharing makes me happy, it's essential for me, ”this Provençal woman told us at the time.
The former beneficiary makes a donation to Restos du cœur.
It was a way for her to "give the change of the coin".
In 2002, Marie-Jeanne, a 50-year-old Ch'ti who had just won a nest egg of 2 million euros in the Loto, made a large donation to the Restos du cœur just before Christmas.
The association founded by Coluche had extended its hand to her a few years earlier when she found herself in the galley following a difficult divorce.
Same medal for philanthropy for another Loto winner (5 million euros in 2010) who, in the past, had the right to meals at Restaurants and who, to say thank you, signed them a big check.
The millionaire rules the “cantoche” of all schoolchildren.
In 2009, a retiree from Charente who won 50 million euros at EuroMillions made a donation of 40,000 euros to his municipality to pay off the debts of the retirement home and launch new projects, in particular the creation of a home for everyone.
At each new school year, this former driver also paid for the schoolchildren's canteen in his small town.
In September 2015, for example, 265 kids had taken advantage of the Good Samaritan's pennies, allowing their parents to save around 400 euros per year and per child.