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Couple celebrate their third huge lottery win

By T.K. Randall
April 6, 2017 · Comment icon 15 comments



For most, winning the lottery once is difficult enough. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Douglas and Barbara Fink, who are from Canada, have won the lottery three times in the last 28 years.
The odds of winning a large cash prize in the lottery are infinitesimally small, yet somehow Edmonton couple Douglas and Barbara Fink have managed to do it over and over again.

Their first win was back in 1989 when Mr Fink shared a $128,000 prize with four of his friends. The couple then won a second time in 2010 when they scooped an additional $100,000.

Now the lucky pair have managed to achieve an even larger win to the tune of $8.1 million.
According to Mrs Fink, she had called her husband at work to tell him the news, but it was only afterwards that she learned exactly how much money they had actually won.

"I called Douglas back before midnight and told him it was more than $8 million," she said.

The couple are now planning on what they are going to do with their newfound riches.

Source: ITV.com | Comments (15)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by Lilly 6 years ago
Money is a tool that can be used positively or negatively. Money is the means of exchange in society and there's no way to get around this reality. I value being able to help my children, pay my own bills, live in the manner I choose. To do†these things†I need money. I don't have to be 'rich' per say but I do need enough money†to achieve my personal goals. The demonization of money is unfounded IMO.
Comment icon #7 Posted by godnodog 6 years ago
Seems to me we may have proof of time travelers (heck even I can created a cosnpiracy)
Comment icon #8 Posted by oldrover 6 years ago
Never mind the baubles, money buys you slack. Slack is good.†
Comment icon #9 Posted by Kismit 6 years ago
Is it wrong, that deep down, I don't think I like these people.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Troublehalf 6 years ago
Lucky them. I can't find their ages anywhere, but they look in their 50's maybe. That's some heavy odds. I can't see how many years they've played this and how many tickets they've bought per draw. I'm sure somebody knows and could do the maths on working out how much they've spent on the draws and then calculate the odds of this happening in that total time period. I wonder if they'll keep playing?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Guyver 6 years ago
If they keep playing they're just getting greedy.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Nzo 6 years ago
Stories like this just reinforce my belief that Lotteries are all setup and a precious few in the Kabal get to enrich themselves.
Comment icon #13 Posted by glorybebe 6 years ago
No. †I agree. †There are greedy people out there. †If I won a considerable amount on a lottery, I wouldn't buy anymore and let someone else win.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Kismit 6 years ago
For me it's putr jealousy. Well done to them but why couldn't it be me†
Comment icon #15 Posted by Susanc241 6 years ago
I know what it is like to be very short of money (very early on when I first got married and had children) but over the years as things improved I realised money isn't the answer to everything. †It buys you choices (and maybe the top of the range versions of whatever you are buying) but you can only sit†in one chair, wear one change of clothes, drive one car, etc, at a time, but it doesn't buy you good, healthy relationships; money can't do your exercise for you and so on. †I now appreciate having enough to pay my bills and a bit extra for small treats and luxuries. †I can imagine the stress o... [More]


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