Most lottery players dream and hope for buying a car, a new house, or to go on a vacation when they win a huge jackpot, but for the former Miss Quebec, she plans to use her money for all the good cause. After her recent winning, it would suffice to say that even if the former model is being paid C$1000 every week for the rest of her life then only it would match her winning money.
Rachel Lapierre, 56, hit the jackpot in the Gagnant à vie (winner for life) lottery. Owning to her idol Mother Teresa for her charitable nature, Rachel said that she would want to invest all her winnings in the betterment of the poor people living in the world. The former Miss Quebec always loved volunteering as she was associated with working as a nurse and running her modelling agency. She won the Miss Quebec beauty pageant when she was 21-year-old.
The beauty queen who followed Mother Teresa as her idol dedicated her life to charity. She started her charity, Le Book Humanitaire. It took only two months for her to quit her nursing job and launch the non-profit organisation in Saint-Jerome, about 60km North West of Montreal.
“At first I could not believe it, but I did not celebrate or shout it from the rooftop because I had made a promise to the universe and I was determined to keep it. I wanted to do something I loved for the rest of my life. I wanted to help others,” Lapierre said. If anybody has clothes to give away, Le Book Humanitaire gives him/her a chance to contact with a family that needs those clothes. The agency is using social media to connect the deprived people. It is now counting on municipalities to lend offices as well as make donations.