|Douglas and Barbara Fink. PHOTO: Telegraph|
A couple from Alberta in Canada has won C$8.2million (£4.9million) topping two previous lottery wins.
Barbara and Douglas Fink, from Edmonton had won the lottery twice before, once in 1989 when Douglas shared in a C$128,000 Lotto 6/49 win with four of his friends and once in 2010, when the couple won C$100,000, The Telegraph UK said.
February’s Western Canada Lottery jackpot, however, put the other earnings to shame as the couple were just one of two ticket-holders to guess all six numbers correctly.
“I knew we had all the numbers, but I didn’t know how many winners there were,” Barbara said. “I called Douglas back before midnight and told him it was more than $8 million.”
The Finks plan to use most of the money on their extended family.
“Family comes first,” said Barbara. “We want to make sure that our daughters and our grandkids are looked after.”
The Finks also plan to spend some of the earnings on tropical holidays and a new home.
“Barbara wants a new house, so she’ll get one,” Douglas said in a statement.