Most of us dream of winning the lottery just once - having one huge windfall to help us secure our future and live our wildest dreams. To think of winning the lottery a second time is madness, and a third time is complete insanity. But that's exactly what one Canadian couple has done - won the lottery an unbelievable THREE times, and laid claim to a multi-million dollar payout into the bargain!
Meet Barbara and Douglas Fink - just your ordinary, average, run-of-the-mill couple in Canada, who go to work, pay their taxes and play the lottery. Except that they are hardly an everyday couple - because instead of just playing the lotto, they're winning it, and now for an amazing third time!
While the Finks previously took home fabulous lottery prizes in 1998 and 2010, their third most recent win marks their biggest to date, with a gigantic $8,163,061 payout from the Canada Lotto 649. Having matched all six lucky numbers for the top tier win, the Finks share the $16.3 million jackpot with another lucky winner, but are no less excited than if they'd taken home the whole pot.
As soon as Barbara became aware of the couple's good fortune, she immediately called her husband to pass on the life-changing news. "He didn't answer, so I waited five minutes and tried again," she says. "That time, he picked up. I said, 'I did it again!' I knew we had all the numbers, but I didn't know how many winners there were. I called Douglas back before midnight and told him it was more than $8 million!"
We don't know about Douglas, but we'd have broken out into a happy dance right then and there! As luck would have it, the couple had already planned on taking a holiday before finding out about their win, so instead of jetting off on an all-expenses-paid vacation, they're going to be investing in something even closer to their hearts.
"Family comes first," says Barbara. "We want to make sure that our daughters and our grandkids are looked after." And as for life after their planned vacation? "Barbara wants a new house, so she'll get one," says Douglas. We'll toast to that!
You don't need to wish for three lottery wins - just one is more than enough to help you live your dreams of luxury and splendor. And with a 1 in 6.6 chance of winning a prize with the Canada Lotto 649, one win could soon be coming your way!
To make your play for lotto greatness, all you need to do is login to your account and buy your tickets for either the upcoming Saturday or Wednesday draws. Because with a record jackpot of CAD$64 million, this is one international lottery you don't want to miss out on! So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets, get your numbers, and get ready to live the life you've always dreamed of! Good luck!