Kamloops lotto winner pledges to help wildfire victims

By James Peters
July 18, 2017 - 11:05am Updated: July 18, 2017 - 12:02pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops man who won a big lottery jackpot is pledging to donate some of his winnings to victims of BC's wildfire crisis.

Jason Labby won $500,000 in the July 7 Lotto Max draw, after buying a ticket at the Esso Bear Den in Chase.

In a BC Lottery Corporation news release, Labby says he believes in helping people, and will donate a portion of his windfall to those affected by the wildfires.

He adds he also plans to purchase a house and spend more time relaxing.

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