Shaw McBride $159M Lottery Winner

Posted on: 12th September 2013

What would you do with $159 million dollars if you won the lottery? Would you keep it or give it away? Most would say they would certainly keep the great majority of their winnings and maybe give some to family and some to favorite charities. Shaw McBride had a little bit of a different idea on what to do with his $159 million winnings. He decided to give it all away! According to Shaw, he found God and felt it was the right thing to do. He was also encouraged to reach this decision from a friend of his who helped to guide him in his religious path.

Shaw McBride Lottery WinnerShaw's actions do make you stop and really think about what you would do with your money if you were as big of a lottery winner as he was. Think of all the good you could do with $159 million dollars. For that amount of money, you could start your very own charity!

If you are going to play, you obviously do have a really small chance of winning. While most players admit to thinking about what they would do with their lottery winnings if they actually won, It is a large responsibility to decide how to manage a great deal of money like that. How could you make the most out of that money for yourself and others?

What Shaw did with his winnings is very admirable. Most of us would not have the capacity to let go of such a fortune as he has. However, Shaw's story should remind us everyday to always have our fellow man in our hearts and to give to those less fortunate when you can.

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