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$1.5 Billion Lottery Winner Uses Her Winnings To Help Tornado Victims In Alabama

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you won the lottery?

Would you buy a new house, go on vacation, or give the money to charity?

Many people would probably say they’d donate their lottery winnings, and an anonymous woman from South Carolina has done exactly that.

She was the lucky winner of the Mega Millions $1.5 billion lottery, which was the biggest lottery payout of all time.

Out of that money, she chose to receive $878 million and donated a large portion of it to charity.

Her lawyer tells Inside Edition that some of the money has been earmarked for the Red Cross Relief Fund.

He declined to comment on exactly how much she donated.

He only stated that it was a significant amount and the charities were very grateful for her donations.

Initial rumors speculated that the winner was a male mechanic, but the woman’s lawyer said that she purchased the winning lottery ticket in October at a KC Market in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Her lawyer said that “she has a big heart” for sharing so much of her lottery winnings.

She’s been called “The Tornado Angel” for the donations she made to charities supporting the victims of the Alabama tornadoes that happened in early March.

At least 23 people were killed in the deadly storms.

The woman’s lawyer has stated that she is choosing to remain anonymous so that she can continue to live a normal, peaceful life.