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Canadian sportscaster wins $2 million live on the air (video)

Nov 3, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT


Global BC sports anchor Barry Deley enters the BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery every year, but he never dreamed he’d actually win it. He did — to the tune of $2 million, or a $2.5 million condo (his choice). All of this was announced by his news colleagues, live on the air. In fact, they called Deley during the broadcast, live, to tell him.

Global BC hosts Sophie Lui and Squire Barnes were stunned to discover sports anchor Barry Deley had won the jackpot prize as they presented their Monday morning show from Vancouver.

Barnes then phoned his friend live on air to tell the new millionaire what had happened, to which a delighted Deley replied: “You know people are going to think this is kind of fishy don’t you?”

Scroll ahead to about the 1:20 mark to see the drawing, and the reaction.

The moment TV news anchors realised $2m lottery winner was their sports reporter… then phoned to tell him LIVE on air [London Daily Mail]

  1. trbowman - Nov 3, 2011 at 10:52 PM

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    Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command.
    With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
    The True North strong and free!
    From far and wide,
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
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    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.