(CNN) — Tom Crist was enjoying a trip to California, having lunch at a golf course in Palm Springs, when the call that could change his life came.
It was officials with the lottery in western Canada, and they were telling him he had won $40 million.
But instead of making plans for a big spending spree, Crist immediately decided that every dollar—every single buck—was to go to charity to honor his late wife.
"I've been fortunate enough, through my career, 44 years with a company," he told the CBC News. "I did very well for myself. I've done enough that I can look after myself, for my kids, so they can get looked after into the future. I don't really need that money."