Winner of a lottery jackpot gave away all their savings to charity years earlier

They say that good things happen to good people.

It's the kind of saying that we all like to incorporate into our lives at some stage, even if it isn't true. But the evidence is mounting in the case of recent Canadian lottery winner, Juliette Lamour.

The 18 year-old struck big with a win of $48 million, one of the largest in the history of Lotto 6/49, one of Canada's national lottery programmes.

It's a life-changing win, sure. Though some have picked up on the potential karma influencing Lamour's jackpot. While she was presented with her cheque, she was asked about a good deed dating back to 2010, when Juliette and her sister Sophie emptied their piggy banks and donated all their savings towards relief efforts for those affected by that year's catastrophic Haiti earthquake.

A then-5 year-old Juliette donated all of her savings to the Canadian Red Cross, and set up a table at a local sports game to collect donations.

When asked whether this good turn had indeed influenced another upon receiving her winnings, Juliette replied, “I don’t know... I just keep hearing: ‘You know, good things happen to good people. Everything happens for a reason.’"

"I never believed that before but I’m starting to believe that now."

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