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B.C. family wins million-dollar lottery months after house fire

Sarah Ross and her family won the lottery which came months after losing their home to a fire.
Sarah Ross and her family won the lottery which came months after losing their home to a fire. BC Lottery Corp

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A British Columbia family’s difficult summer has been relieved by an unexpected lottery windfall.

Sarah Ross of Lumby, B.C., won $1 million in Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw, months after her family lost their home to a fire in June.

A family in Lumby, B.C. that lost their home to fire in June has won the lottery.
A family in Lumby, B.C. that lost their home to fire in June has won the lottery.

The 33-year-old mother of two says her family has had a challenging few months, but was supported by great friends and relatives.

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She says to win the lottery now is amazing.

Ross and her husband both plan to keep their jobs, but she says there may be some travel in their future.

WATCH: Family flees fiery Lumby home

Lumby home destroyed by fire
Lumby home destroyed by fire