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What Are The Odds: Sports Reporter Wins Lottery On Live Broadcast At His Network

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

The odds of a reporter winning a lottery live on the very television network covering the lottery is about as astronimical as winning the lottery at all. But for one British Columbia sports reporter, that’s just what happened. Watch as Global BCTV’s Barry Deley is announced the winner of the BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery live on the stations noon broadcast while anchors Sophie Lui and Squire Barnes can’t believe their ears. Deley wins either $2 million or his choice of one of four homes worth up to $2.5 million. The best part? The lottery helped support the very hospital his daughter went to for her leukemia treatment seven years ago.

It takes a little while for the video to get going but if you want to jump right to the good stuff, skip to 1:25.

(via Digital Spy)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."