Lotto winner to help wildfire evacuees

“I believe in helping people.”

A Kamloops lotto winner is turning his good luck into a good deed as he plans to donate a portion of his lotto winnings to wildfire evacuees.

The BC Lottery Corporation says Jason Labby of Kamloops is ‘Playing it Forward’ after winning $500,000 playing the Extra on the July 7, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

“I believe in helping people,” smiled Labby. “I’m donating some of my winnings to help people affected by the wildfires across B.C.”

While he reportedly takes pride in sharing his money for good causes, Labby also plans to spoil himself with his windfall.

“I’m going to buy a home for myself and relax more,” beamed Labby. “I’m celebrating every day because every day is a good day!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Esso Bear Den in Chase.

Just Posted

Outbreak at Okanagan hospital

Gastrointestinal illness reported at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Dedicated volunteers look for clues

Police appreciate work of those who provide extra eyes for missing women investigations.

Repairs made to creek at Sagmoen farm

Areas dug up during police search being fixed to comply with fisheries rules

Midwives open practice in Salmon Arm

New practitioners will deliver babies in home or hospital

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Video: Salmon Arm kids bust a move

Elementary students learned some new moves in the after-school program taught by Manny Christjansen

From the archives

A weekly look back on Salmon Arm’s history

Wilkie fourth in three events at World Cup

Consistent results for local cross-country skier in Canmore

RCMP seek missing man

Blake Doyle was last seen Dec. 2

BMX bike track proposed for Silver Creek

A group interested in BMX are working to get a track built at the Silver Creek Community Park.

Junior Golds place third on the home court

Senior boys team struggles to keep up the pace at North Vancouver event

‘Backs lose to Vipers and Cents

Team has not won since Nov. 25

Horgan says pot smokers may face same outdoor rules as cigarette smokers

B.C. is developing its rules on recreational marijuana

Truck driver volunteers to take dog lost in B.C. back home to Alberta

Frankie, a pit bull service dog, was found wandering in the Lower Mainland

Most Read