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Canada couple wins lottery for third time

Apr 7, 2017, 10:21 am

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Winning ticket was a free play won in earlier drawing

By Todd Northrop

An Edmonton, Alberta, couple is walking away with a cool $8.1 million after striking it big in February in Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game.

Barbara Fink didn't know how much she had won when she checked her numbers online the night of the Feb. 22 lottery draw, but she wasted no time calling her husband, Douglas, who was working out of town at the time.

"I knew we had all the numbers, but I didn't know how many winners there were," Barbara said in a news release. "I called Douglas back before midnight and told him it was more than $8 million."

In total, the Finks won $8,163,061.10. A ticket sold in Ontario won the other half of the $16.3 million jackpot.

It's the third time the Finks have won the lottery. In 1989, Douglas shared in a $128,000 Lotto 6/49 win with four of his friends. And in 2010, the Finks both shared in a $100,000 Extra prize together.

The couple said they plan to use the recent winnings to travel the world and ensure their daughters and grandkids are looked after.

"Family comes first," said Barbara.

The couple also will start looking for a new home.

"Barbara wants a new house, so she'll get one," Douglas said.

The winning ticket was a free play won on a previous draw, which Barbara redeemed at Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Rd., in Edmonton.

The winning Lotto 6/49 numbers on Feb. 22 were 9, 21, 25, 26, 31, and 41.

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That's just wonderful.
When is my turn? (here, on the East Coast, USA?)

Not even half of that prize, and I'll be so happy.

  • Don't chase the numbers you play.
  • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
  • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
             (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
  • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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    Simpsonville
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    Happy for them!  Asked a couple from Canada in Las Vegas about their lotteries.  Hubster said they do not take taxes out on the lottery, but when you start to spend it somehow it becomes capital gains.  No matter what, they get you one way or the other!

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       Congratulations to Douglas and Barbara Fink !!! I believe that they will continue to play Lotto.

       "We are all in this together!" 

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         Congratulations to Douglas and Barbara Fink !!! I believe that they will continue to play Lotto.

        CONGRATS Doug & Barb!!!Hurray!

        Three in a row and back to go >>>>>

        Think they just might know something that we don't??

        I would take bets that they will have a fourth + (if they haven't already under another persona, etc)

        Keep going & be smart and quiet about whatever you're doing

         

        Bonne Chance

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          Happy for them!  Asked a couple from Canada in Las Vegas about their lotteries.  Hubster said they do not take taxes out on the lottery, but when you start to spend it somehow it becomes capital gains.  No matter what, they get you one way or the other!

          CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FINK FAMILY, what a cute couple they are an 3rd WIN so far WOW!

          YEP I see them Winning again.

          Wish they didn't take so much out of WINNERS In the U.S.A, first the Lottery takes It's cut unless you want to take a chance on Annuity Payments(but If you take cash an do It right you can have more then Original$$) then the State Taxes you, then every time you buy anything at all you're Taxed again, What The Heck we are hit every chance they can!

          No wonder Canadians Have have so much more $$ then Americans. We won't even start on the Med. Insurance!

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            They did it, Great!

             * Voice of Reason *   

             

            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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              Congratulations to them once again!

              I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!