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Lottery winner dealt mix of grief and joy

Canada 6/49Canada 6/49: Lottery winner dealt mix of grief and joy

It was an emotional roller-coaster yesterday for British Columbia's newest lottery millionaire.

52-year-old bus driver Glen Bell was in Richmond to pick up a check for more than $4.3 million after winning the Lotto 6/49 draw on Saturday.

But as Bell and his family were on their way to the B.C. Lottery Corporation offices they found out about the death of his father-in-law.

Bell says while the family went from jumping with joy to being in tears, they take solace in the fact the money will change a lot of lives for the better.

Bell, a father of three and a grandfather of three, says he and his wife Treva have decided the first lives to change are their children's by helping them buy houses.

Bell says he'll also pay off his own mortgage and keep driving buses for a while until he and his wife figure out what else to do with their windfall.

Edmonton Sun

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Posted: September 21, 2008, 9:04 am - IP Logged

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.  How awful to go from such a high to grief. Group Hug



    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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    Posted: September 22, 2008, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

    I am sure they are sad to lose a family member. It must feel horrible to have something so awesome happen to you only to get devasting news at the same time.

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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      Posted: September 22, 2008, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

      This is so sad!  My prayers are with them.  May God's peace be with them.

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        Posted: September 24, 2008, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

        this is horrible... you would be on the ultimate high, thinking about everything you could do with this money, only to have your world come crashing down around you just minutes later! that would be hard to cope with. It would also take all the excitement out of having won!


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          Posted: November 25, 2008, 12:52 am - IP Logged

          So sorry to hear about their loss. Best wishes to the family and their new found windfall.


            hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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            Posted: November 25, 2008, 7:05 am - IP Logged

            Twitchjust my .02 ......


            but maybe this is just god making sure the brakes work b4 they start thar new life Hiding Behind Computer