UK: EuroMillions winner donates half of her fortune to help those most in need

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-05 10:46:02

An Irish woman who won the EuroMillions jackpot did not hesitate to share part of her winnings to help the most disadvantaged, by creating an association.

Three years ago France Connolly, 56, rose to fame in the UK after winning £115m (€132,445,797) at the EuroMillions . She decided to share part of her winnings with the aim of helping the less fortunate.

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A generous winner

Once the shock passed, the fifties created a association charity based in Northern Ireland: the PFC Trust. This association aims to support local carers, the elderly and refugees.

In total, the one who works as a teacher donated more than half of the fortune. It must be said that this former social worker has spent her entire life helping others. As a student, she was part of a listening and support system for callers living with HIV.

« Money doesn't make people better money just allows you to be the person you want to be. That's what I would say to people who play, ask yourself who you are, and what kind of person you want to be “, said the Irishwoman to the BBC. Today, Frances Connolly is still very involved in her community, particularly with the unemployed, refugees, caregivers and the elderly.

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According to him, earning a huge amount of money has the power to change a person's life. But the millionaire wants to continue living as before. However, she used her money to buy a six-bedroom house in County Durham. Her husband drives a used Aston Martin.

One thing is certain: Frances Connolly does not regret having spent so much money to financially relieve the daily lives of people in difficulty: “ It makes no sense to me to have so much money and not use it to do good in the world. “, she confided to the daily Mirror UK.

Photo Credit: PFC Trust / Facebook

Photo credit: PFC Trust / Facebook

Source : BBC