'I don't have to go to work tomorrow!': B.C. man plans to retire years earlier after $500,000 lotto win

Michael Hewlett says he will retire early thanks to a $500,000 lotto win. (BCLC handout) Michael Hewlett says he will retire early thanks to a $500,000 lotto win. (BCLC handout)

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German election to set direction after 16 years under Merkel

Germany's closely fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union's most populous country after 16 years under Angela Merkel, whose party is scrambling to avoid defeat by its center-left rivals after a rollercoaster campaign. The environmentalist Greens also are eyeing at least a share of power.