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  • 2 November 2011, 11:07

TV pair stunned by colleague's lottery win

Two TV presenters were visibly stunned in Canada - when a 1.5m lottery drawn live on air was won by one of their colleagues.

Global anchors Sophie Lui and Squire Barnes were shocked when they realised the winner was their colleague, sports reporter Barry Deley.

Mr Deley had won a country estate worth the equivalent of 1.5m in the BC Children's Hospital Dream Lottery draw announced live on Global's Noon News Hour.

Another of his colleagues, Global's weather broadcaster Arran Henn, had drawn the lucky ticket live on air.

Mr Deley wasn't in the studio but Mr Barnes called him live on air to break the news to him.

"You know people are going to think this is kind of fishy," said Mr Deley who was out shopping for groceries when he got the call.

Asked about whether he will show up to work again, he joked: "I might just want to take a little time to think about things. It is unbelievable. I can't think straight here."

Chances to win the grand prize were estimated at one in 288,000.