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A French EuroMillions winner who won €72 million on the lottery game has expressed his intent to donate at least €50 million of his winnings to charity.

The EuroMillions lottery winner took home the huge jackpot when his numbers came up in February 2014, but chose to remain anonymous. However, we do know that the lucky player comes from the Haute Garonne and that he is planning to split his generous donation among at least a dozen major French charities. However, rather than donating the money and never seeing any more of it, the lottery millionaire has stipulated that he wants the charities to keep him informed with how the money is being used.

The French winner of the Europe wide lottery was the 7th largest ever from France and now the mystery millionaire is thought to be one of the most generous charity donors in French history as well.

They aren’t the only one to make headlines for their generosity, as a Canadian lottery winner also did at the end of last year when he won a €28 million lottery jackpot, and donated every penny to charity. The retired gentleman had lost his wife 18 months previously, and therefore he donated his winnings in her memory. €14 million went to the health facility that had cared for his wife, and the other half when to the Canadian Cancer Society.

At the time, the lottery winner told Radio Canada that he thought himself lucky to have won the money, and even luckier to be in a position to donate to worthy causes.

The EuroMillions lottery is going to be worth an estimated £64 million for its next draw on Friday, May 30th. The popular lottery game was last drawn on Tuesday, May 27th and found no tickets matching all of the numbers 7, 13, 16, 25 and 26 as well as both of the Lucky Stars 1 and 6. There were six winning tickets that matched all of the five main numbers as well as one out of the two lucky stars to win the second prize, totalling €192,000 per ticket.

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