Lottery Winner Grabs Burger In Canadian Midwest, Leaves $10,000 Tip

Passing through Saskatchewan, a man from British Columbia, Canada happened to stop in a little restaurant to grab a burger. The visitor wrote a $10,000 check and told the restaurant owner to take his bill out of that and keep the rest. Was it some kind of scam? No, just a very generous lottery winner.

The man and the owner started chatting, and it came out that the restaurant owner’s young adult daughter lives in Vancouver and had just been diagnosed with cancer. If the family needs to get out to Vancouver on short notice, now they can.

“It certainly lightens the load for us,” the restauranteur told The Province. “You kind of think: ‘Why would someone do that for somebody they don’t even know?’”

The man who left the tip won a $25 million jackpot in late 2012, and got headlines for immediately donating $1 million to a marijuana legalization charity. Since then, he’s written similar generous checks to people and small businesses that he found deserving.

‘Here’s $10,000 for the burger and fries, keep the change,’ says B.C. lotto winner [The Province]
Lotto winner Bob Erb has always shared — now he just has a lot more to give [Vancouver Sun]