Lotto win­ner in Kam­loops do­nates some of his wind­fall to wild­fire re­lief

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

KAM­LOOPS, B.C. — A Bri­tish Columbia lot­tery win­ner says he will do­nate some of his cash to the prov­ince’s wild­fire bat­tle.

Ja­son Labby of Kam­loops won $500,000 play­ing the Ex­tra on the July 7 Lotto Max draw. Labby hasn’t said how much he will do­nate but that a por­tion of his win­nings will help peo­ple af­fected by scores of wild­fires. Labby also in­tends to use his wind­fall to buy a home. An­other item at the top of his bucket list is to “re­lax more.” About 40,000 peo­ple have been or­dered out of their homes by wild­fires that have scorched more than 1,880 square kilo­me­tres of tim­ber, bush and grass­land since the wild­fire sea­son be­gan on April 1.

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