Toronto man who won $10M in lottery dies under mysterious circumstances in Ethiopia

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Toronto man who won $10M in lottery dies under mysterious circumstances in Ethiopia

‘I’ve always said that if I won the lottery, I’d help people in need,’ Michael Gebru said after win

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Michael Gebru, 41, died under mysterious circumstances in Ethiopia, his cousin Sosuna Asefaw told CBC News. (Submitted by Sosuna Asefaw )

(CBS News) — A Canadian man whose fortunes changed overnight two years ago when he went from being laid off to becoming a multimillionaire has died in Ethiopia, Global Affairs Canada has confirmed.

Michael Gebru, 41, died under mysterious circumstances in his home country, his cousin Sosuna Asefaw told CBC News.

In 2017 Gebru, who had recently been laid off at an assembly plant, checked a lottery ticket, thinking he’d won about $14. But he’d actually won $10.7 million.

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