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Robert “Jackpot” Sawyer on tonight’s FlashForward premiere

It’s been a decade in the making, but tonight will see the premiere of the new ABC television series FlashForward, based on the novel by Robert J. Sawyer. The show, which is being billed as the next Lost, is already receiving advance raves from some critics. Besides basking in all the positive attention, Sawyer tells the National Post that he’s now filthy rich.

“It really has changed my life,” he says. “To the point where my bank manager called me and said, ‘What are you going to do with all this money that’s sitting in your account?’ I said I still have no idea. I haven’t even wrapped my head around that. I haven’t had time to catch my breath and think about how I’m going to spend the money … It’s not a bad problem.”