In May 2007, Cynthia Stafford won $112 million playing Lotto, but what is most amazing is that she’d been planning the big win for a while and even had a written strategy. Once Stafford won her big prize, she started figuring out how she could give a lot of it away.
“We were raised with the sense of philanthropy. Growing up, I was the person who saw the UNICEF commercials and would send my allowance. Being generous is just who I am.”
Stafford now sits on the board at Geffen and is also working on a new Internet portal that generates large resources for global philanthropic causes such as poverty, health care, the environment and education.