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$50 million lottery man 'still in shock'

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It appears the reality hasn't sunken in yet for a Vancouver man who won last week's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.

The Kitsilano resident went back to the Mac's convenience store Sunday morning, where he first learned that he held the lucky ticket, to pick up some cigarettes with his brother.

"Still a regular customer," employee Navinder Kalra told The Province. "He said he's still thinking what to do [with the money]. He's still in shock."

The man, not yet identified by the British Columbia Lottery Corp. (BCLC), is in his 60s and goes into the store at Broadway and Hemlock about twice a week to buy lottery tickets.

Cashier Sunil Arora said the man went in Saturday afternoon to check the ticket, initially, didn't believe his good fortune, and called a BCLC hot line to confirm the numbers.

"He was very, very surprised," said Arora.

The winning ticket was drawn Friday night.

"Until they come in and present us with an actual ticket," BCLC spokesman Trevor Miller said, "that win remains unconfirmed."

Because the Friday Lotto Max jackpot was worth $50 million, the drawing also produced an additional 9 MaxMillions draws, each worth $1 million.  Every time a MaxMillions draw occurs, Lottery Post publishes all of the extra winning numbers.

Friday night's MaxMillions draw results can be found here:  www.lotterypost.com/specialresults/lottomax-maxmillions-2010-10-29.asp

The Province

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Posted: November 1, 2010, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations multi-million net jackpot winner and Kitsilano resident! 

We'll both be celebrating about the same time, come the monies received!

Lovies

Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

Disney

    cope's avatar - usconstitution
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    Posted: November 1, 2010, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

    why do they put this type of information out on the internet?

     

    don't they realize they are setting this man up for an ambush?

     

    sheesh.

    BE JOYFUL ALWAYS, PRAY CONTINUALLY, AND GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.

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      Posted: November 1, 2010, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

      why do they put this type of information out on the internet?

       

      don't they realize they are setting this man up for an ambush?

       

      sheesh.

      Um, exactly WHO will people "ambush"?  Nobody has even mentioned a name yet.  Not to mention that practically every lottery winner has their name published.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

        cope's avatar - usconstitution
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        Posted: November 1, 2010, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

        criminals know the guy is holding a $50 million winning lottery ticket.

         

        criminals know the store location.

         

        criminals know he is a regular at the store.

         

        criminals know his description.

         

        criminals know his purchasing habits.

         

        don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out the guy is a sitting duck.

        BE JOYFUL ALWAYS, PRAY CONTINUALLY, AND GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: November 1, 2010, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations multi-million net jackpot winner and Kitsilano resident! 

          We'll both be celebrating about the same time, come the monies received!

          Lovies

          Sounds like you got a piece of that HaveABall!

          Didja?


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

            dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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            Posted: November 2, 2010, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

            Hum, he had better pull it together: take a deep breath or sigh and get some rest -- he will need it!  With all that publicity, he should get out of Dodge, permanently, after tying up some loose ends. Anyway, congratulations to him on his new found wealth because he has something to be truly thankful for during this holiday season.

            See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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              Posted: November 2, 2010, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

              I hope the man lives long enough to spend it...

                HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                Posted: November 3, 2010, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                Sounds like you got a piece of that HaveABall!

                Didja?

                Not yet Ridge Runner; I'm joyfully believing it's coming to me soon though.

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                Disney

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                  Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                  Posted: November 3, 2010, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                  Not yet Ridge Runner; I'm joyfully believing it's coming to me soon though.

                  OK, best of luck to ya!


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke

                   

                   

                    time*treat's avatar - radar

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                    Posted: November 3, 2010, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope the man lives long enough to spend it...

                    Yep. Even though his name hasn't been made public, there's still enough info there for someone local to track him down.

                    In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                      Posted: November 3, 2010, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                      lucky winners are kurt blanchette-ebert  63 and his partner bert 52 ,they were on the news and kurt will buy brand new  bentley. good luck to themParty

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                        Posted: November 5, 2010, 1:13 am - IP Logged

                        thank you for that tought HAVEABALL  is a beautiful visualization,with a lot of power,be bless with the best of lucks.Celebrate.