Lottery story will promote gambling

Editor:

I was watching the good news story about the rags to riches single mom in Kelowna who won $1 million on the lottery.

Editor:

I was watching the good news story about the rags to riches single mom in Kelowna who won $1 million on the lottery.

Her story is one of struggling for the last 20 years and having to put her house up for sale because she could no longer afford the mortgage.

If this was the case, what is she doing going out and buying $20 lottery tickets? Has she been struggling for 20 years and then couldn’t make her mortgage payments because all her money goes into gambling?

Is her second home Chances Gaming Centre? This story will cause a whole bunch of desperate people to waste even more of their money, chasing that illusive prize. Why didn’t BCTV bring out the glaring problems in this story? I bet the lottery corporation is grateful for all of the free advertising.

Alan Trenzek

Williams Lake

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