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Barry Shell insists he's still the same man despite winning nearly $4.4 million in a Lotto 6/49 game.
He is still working as a labourer for a carpentry company. He also has no intention of buying a car, visiting exotic locales or going on a wild spending spree with his loot.
Oh yes – he's still got those pesky criminal charges from 2003 to deal with.
Shell, 45, spent a night in jail last week after collecting his winnings when a police check turned up the fact he's been wanted since Sept. 16, 2003, by Peel police. The Brampton man failed to appear in court for his charges of theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000.
He thought he would deal with his legal troubles yesterday but his lawyer was in Toronto for another matter so his case was adjourned until Sept. 3 in a Brampton courtroom. After spending a night in jail last week, he was released on $1,500 bail with a promise to return to court yesterday.
"I just want to get it over with," Shell said after leaving the courthouse. "And it will be the next time."
According to court documents, Shell was charged in 2003 for allegedly stealing cameras, global positioning systems, memory cards and watches belonging to Kuehne + Nagel, an international transport and logistics company, and for having the items in his possession knowing they were obtained by crime.
Other than having no financial worries, Shell said his life hasn't changed since he collected his big cheque on July 20 at the Ontario Lottery Corporation office in Toronto.
He bought a "modest house" and kept a bit of fun money but invested the rest.
"You have to invest your money, otherwise it will be all gone in a couple of years," Shell said. He also bought a round at a local Brampton pub and spent a few days up north to get away from the media spotlight.
He didn't buy a car because he doesn't drive and the only trip in his immediate future will be to the East Coast.
"I'm going to see Canada," he said. "I've been to Europe but I've never been to Nova Scotia."
He will also continue to work for Lee Cook Carpentry in Brampton.
"I just work there," he said when asked if he was going to buy part of the operation with his financial windfall. "I'd go nuts if I didn't do something."
He purchased his winning ticket at a local Petro-Canada kiosk on Kennedy Rd. in Brampton near the apartment he rented. "I bought three quick picks, a pack of smokes and a Gatorade," he said.