Translated from an article that appeared on http://www.repubblica.it: ROME - George Clooney has purchased a large number of SuperEnaLotto tickets with one goal in mind: To hit the jackpot and donate the entire sum to the people of Haiti. The major movie star has chosen to ride his luck on the SuperEnaLotto game run by Sisal, whose fame it seems, extends as far as Hollywood.
According to the news agency Agipronews, Clooney has used a proxy service to block purchase a bank of tickets (around a thousand tickets according to rumour). "The jackpot in Italy is at very high levels - has confided to friends - why not try?". Not to be outdone, Elizabeth Hurley, a good friend of his bought 500 more entries.
Clooney has already mobilized on many fronts to help the people of Haiti affected by the earthquake on 12 January. In a few days has set up a unique telethon in collaboration with MTV, "Hope for Haiti now", which was attended by entertainment stars such as Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. Including proceeds from the concert, which was held January 22 in Los Angeles, the actor has collected 57 million dollars.
Remember that you too, can contribute some or all of your lottery winnings to aid the people of Haiti by using one of the conversion options in our REDEEM WINNINGS section. Donations will be directed to Oxfam with instructions for its use in the Haiti relief.