Travis Lagasse of Brookswood won $10,000 after he bought some tires at the Langley City Tireland (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Travis Lagasse of Brookswood won $10,000 after he bought some tires at the Langley City Tireland (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley man wins $10,000 in Canada-wide contest

Some bargain-priced tires turned out to be an even better deal

When Travis Lagasse dropped by the B & B Tireland store in Langley City to take advantage of a store sale, he wasn’t thinking about winning $10,000.

While the Brookswood resident was buying four sale-priced tires, he was invited to enter the Canada-wide contest, “Tireland Money Grows in Tires” event.

“When people come and say there’s a contest, enter it,” Lagasse advised on Tuesday, Dec. 23, as he posed with a giant mock cheque for $10,000 at the store at 20010 Industrial Ave.

It was a pleasant surprise for Lagassse, who was still considering what to do with his windfall.

“Don’t know yet,” he said.

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Then, store owner Steve Stayner presented Lagasse with the real, but considerably smaller cheque.

“You’ll want this,” Stayner said

The contest, open to all adult residents of Canada, offered two $10,000 top prizes, one for residents of Quebec, and one for residents outside of Quebec.

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There were another 54 winners of smaller secondary prizes in Langley.

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