Sunday, July 15, 2018

What if you won the lottery?

You may have heard of this woman before, but she's in the news again. 55-year-old Rachel Lapierre is a former nurse who lives near Montreal, Canada. Back in 2013, she bought a lottery ticket, something she'd never done before, and she won $1,600 a week for life.

But instead of buying a new house or car, she quit her job and has spent the last five years giving her winnings away. She started a charity called The Humanitarian Book, and now she spends most of her time and money helping poor people all over the world. The BBC just did a big story on her where she talked about why helping others is so important, and she described what real happiness means to her. She said buying stuff is nice, but you don't really need any of it to be happy.

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