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A Toronto electrician won $50 million (and he’s giving part to a stranger)

A Torontonian (well, okay, he was born in Alberta but he lives here now) named Timothy Schell won the $50-million Lotto Max draw this week, and he has the kind of story that inspires cheesy lottery commercials. The 34-year-old construction worker was goaded into buying the jackpot ticket by a gas station attendant, who now has a cash bonus from Schell heading his way. Schell also plans to buy his girlfriend a hefty engagement ring, pick up some fancy cars and motorcycles and open his own garage. He seems pretty grounded, so we hope there won’t be one of those sad follow-up stories in the Toronto Star about how winning the lottery turned into a burden… er, we’re not jealous. Honest. [Toronto Star]

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