IN BRIEF: Field hockey player Priya Randhawa in Senior Development Squad / Dalbir Sidhu and $50-M lottery ticket mystery

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FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER PRIYA RANDHAWA IN SENIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD: Priya Randhawa (forward position) of Surrey is the only South Asian in the 2015 Senior Development Squad (SDS) roster confirmed on Thursday by the Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Program. There is no South Asian player in the 2015 Women’s National Team (WNT) roster. The National Team consists of 13 athletes who are considered ready for international competition and will increase as athletes from the SDS and the soon-to-be-named Junior Development Squad (JDS) become competition-ready. Fifteen athletes, including Randhawa, were named to the Senior Development Squad, which is reserved for players who are considered close to breaking through to the WNT and are continually making progress towards senior international competition.


DALBIR SIDHU AND $50-M LOTTERY TICKET MYSTERY: Shoppers Drug Mart employee Gayleen Rose Elliott has filed a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court claiming her fellow employee Dalbir Sidhu has an unclaimed $50 million lottery ticket that belonged to the workplace lottery pool which he ran. In the lawsuit, Elliott claims that Sidhu initially told her that he had bought the pool’s tickets at a Surrey gas station. She says she could not find the validated tickets for March 14 in the box where their lottery tickets used to be kept. Sidhu then emailed members of the pool that he forgot to buy the March 14 tickets because of a recording error and prior family engagements. She claims when pool members approached B.C. Lottery Corp. (BCLC) they were told their chosen numbers were never sold. Elliott claims Sidhu has “converted” the ticket for his own benefit. The winning ticket, which has yet to be claimed, was purchased in Langley. Sidhu has yet to file a statement of defence and the allegations have not been proven in court. The winner gets a year to claim the jackpot. So we still have three months to wait and see who, if anyone, claims it.