April 6: It was third time lucky for one couple who have won the lottery three times – this time taking home a massive £5 million jackpot.
Canadian couple Barbara and Douglas Fink had previously won the lottery in 1989 and 2010 before winning the big prize in the Western Canada Lottery in February.
The couple from Edmonton, Alberta, won $8,163,061.10 Canadian dollars – equivalent to around £5million.
Lucky Douglas had previously shared a $128,000 prize (£76,000) with four pals in 1989 before netting $100,000 (£60,000) in 2010.
This is by far their largest win and the kind-hearted couple plan on making sure their kids are taken care of with the winnings.
They then plan to buy a new house and go on a holiday to Saint Lucia.
Douglas said: “Family comes first. We want to make sure that our daughters and our grandkids are looked after.”
“Barbara wants a new house, so she’ll get one,” he told the lottery organisers.
Barbara said she discovered they had won again while her husband was away for work.
She called him right away to share the good news.
“He didn’t answer, so I waited five minutes and tried again,” she said. “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 $8million.”AGENCIES