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Reddit users are donating $1 each to make a random person a millionaire

Reddit users are donating $1 each to make a random person a millionaire

MillionaireMakers


Users of the social media site, Reddit, are trying to create a new millionaire at random with a crowdfunding lotto initiative – MillionaireMakers.

The Reddit community is coming together to create their own form of lotto – MillionaireMakers. The idea is simply to ask each person wishing to participate, to contribute $1, each contributor is added to the random draw and at the end of the week one lucky winner takes the whole fund. 

Entrants must have a proven active account on the site with a history of at least 30 days, and payments are submitted digitally via Bitcoin wallet or PayPal. So far the largest winners fund has only been as much as $11,400 but the idea is growing steadily in popularity and participants. 

"Remember, this is about generosity, about making history, and about coming together to make someone's life better," says the MillionaireMakers page. "So take 3 minutes to donate a bit to the winner, whether you're well off and want to donate a few bucks, or going through tough times and can only donate a few cents. Every cent counts." Would you want to try your luck on the MillionaireMakers?