12/16/2013 10:52 EST | Updated 02/15/2014 05:59 EST

Why Bob Erb is giving away his $25M lottery jackpot

There’s only one Bob Erb, and many people say, more’s the pity, especially in the community of Terrace, B.C.

That's because last year Erb won $25 million in a lottery, and he’s been giving it away ever since.

But as the CBC's Reg Sherren reports, the generous multimillionaire and marijuana legalization advocate still lives in his same small house with the same girlfriend he had when he struck it rich.