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Lottery winner plays joke on kids by letting them 'find out about it on the news'

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Ben Hooper
A British Columbia dad says he is keeping his $7.4 million lottery win a secret from his children so they can find out about it on the news. Photo courtesy of the British Columbia Lottery Corp.
A British Columbia dad says he is keeping his $7.4 million lottery win a secret from his children so they can "find out about it on the news." Photo courtesy of the British Columbia Lottery Corp.

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A British Columbia man who won a $7.4 million lottery jackpot said he wants his children "to find out about it on the news."

Daniel Schilli of Abbotsford said he's been in a state of shock and elation since winning the top price in the Sept. 17 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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"This is just so surreal," Schulli said. "My wife and I have been walking around the house giggling because we just can't believe it!"

Schilli said he already has his first purchase planned.

"A brand new pickup truck because my kids keep laughing at my old 1996 pickup," Schulli said.

He said he'll be the one laughing when his kids find out about the secret he's been keeping from them.

"I haven't told my three youngest children about the win," Schulli said. "They're going to find out about it on the news!"

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