Hungary: Homeless man wins lottery, promises to spend it on helping addicts and abuse victims

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A homeless man who won Ft630 million (£1.7 million) on the lottery has promised to spend it on helping addicts and victims of abuse.

László Andraschek, 55, was heavily in debt and had nowhere to live when he reportedly spent his last few coins on a lottery ticket at a railway station whilst on his way to a recovery meeting for alcoholics in September 2013.

After receiving his winnings, Andraschek first paid off his debts and bought flats for his children, and then made a sizeable donation to a homeless charity. He now wants to spend a large part of the remaining funds on setting up a foundation for addicts and female victims of abuse.

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