Drake donates $1 million in bitcoin to LeBron James’ charity after mammoth roulette win
Canadian rapper Drake had a big win playing online roulette and was quick to donate his fortune to charity
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Drake hit the jackpot at online roulette and wasn’t afraid to share his wealth.
The 35-year-old Canadian rapper has decided to donate $1 million (£758,000) worth of bitcoin to basketball star LeBron James’ charity, the LeBron James Family Foundation.
Drake shared his huge win in an Instagram Stories post on Wednesday, showing his 105million followers the moment his number arrived as he spun a wheel.
The singer, nicknamed Champagne Papi, completed the impressive donation to the charity focused on helping underprivileged students over the weekend.
On his winning bet, he placed a huge amount of dough on the black 11 on the roulette table and his celebration was caught on camera as the number fell.
In addition to supporting the charity, Drake was also on hand to give a high school basketball player the surprise of a lifetime.
The college student named Michael is on his way to becoming a successful college basketball player and to help him grow, Drake made an amazing $100,000 donation to him and his mom to help them on their journey.
Taking to Instagram again, Drake uploaded a video of the moment he surprised the boy and said there was “no better feeling in the world” than helping others.
In the heartwarming video, Drake revealed he was dating LeBron James when he met Michael and his mom. As the group hugged, Drake could be heard saying that he respected both Michael’s and his mother’s hard work.
Then he added, “On behalf of myself and my brother and stake, we want to give this to you. It’s $100,000 and hopefully it makes this journey a little easier.”
Michael’s mother gasps in surprise before hugging the stars and asking if she’s dreaming.
The generosity didn’t end there, however, as Drake continued to give out sneakers and more cash to his son’s basketball coach.
Drake’s followers quickly hit the post’s comments section to show their appreciation.
Among those sending messages was celebrity basketball coach Chris Matthews, who wrote: “Big moves! Keep killing it, brother.”
Musician 2chainz also wrote, “Bru was solid,” while Zachery Dereniowski commented, ” Great karma.”
Drake often bets big and over the Super Bowl he is said to have placed three separate bets worth nearly £1million in bitcoin.
He backed the Los Angeles Rams to win and Odell Beckham Jr. to make a big effort, and shared pictures of his bet on Instagram with the words, “All bets are on the family,” in a nod to their friendship Beckham Jr
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