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Best friends of over 50 years share $2M lottery prize

Aug 23, 2019, 8:49 pm

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Two Canadian women who have been friends for more than five decades won a $2 million lottery prize, the British Columbia Lottery announced.

Susan Hook and Martha McCallum decided to "go in on" a BC/49 lottery ticket together last week, and soon discovered they were $2 million richer after matching all six numbers in the August 17, 2019 draw.

"I was on my coffee break and decided to check the ticket," said McCallum. "I thought 'what do all the zeros mean? And I went back to work, believe it or not."

Both Hook and McCallum are widows, and the life-changing win came on a day that is usually difficult and lifted their spirits.

"I am not a drinker but I said 'I need a glass of wine' [when we found out], and we cried together," said Hook. "Yesterday was the anniversary of my husband's passing and it is quite something to know that we became millionaires on that day. I dread that day every year."

The two friends plan to still live together, and are excited about what this win will bring to their lives. They are expected to fulfil lifelong travel dreams and to make their lives "comfortable, but not flashy".

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Posted: August 23, 2019, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the BFF's on their Jackpot Win!

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

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    Posted: August 23, 2019, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats Party

    Life, love, family Love

      music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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      Posted: August 23, 2019, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

        Dance Two Million Canadian dollars tax free. Congratulations! 

      When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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        Posted: August 24, 2019, 7:41 am - IP Logged

          Dance Two Million Canadian dollars tax free. Congratulations! 

        I Agree!

        The tax free part is a bonus.

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        “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

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          Posted: August 24, 2019, 10:12 am - IP Logged

          I Agree!

          The tax free part is a bonus.

          $2M Canadian Dollars = $1.5M US Dollars

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

          Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

          Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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            Posted: August 24, 2019, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

            One of the best lottery stories this year! I am glad they won.

            Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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              Posted: August 25, 2019, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

              O wow. and hope your having a healthy nice happy blessed weekend, or what's left of it,  Music!

               

              No wonder many are "happier" playing there, (i know a few in canada)but they tell me, ,"Cassie" the U.S.A.. has however

              MORE $$$ winner's per month and what not, but they "love their games are all tax free."

               

              Congrats, love this story.Party

              I won over 13G's!( Spring 2020 ) + total (2019) 22,000! Time 2 break the bank, baby! $ $ $ Banana                                                             

              0800 0068 0806 1027 1608 0620 0862 6800 8602 8620 1211 1215 1216 1236 1623 3193 3533 3009 3150 3159   

              1038 1236 3241 2579 1438 0476 1417 1671 1467  4773.5593.5635.5925.7159.9159.

              2464 2426 2446 3522 4764 6442 4949.4950.6231.7664 7678 8779 9203.9513.9152.9561.9899.

                Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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                Posted: August 25, 2019, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Dance Two Million Canadian dollars tax free. Congratulations! 

                yep.

                Good afternoon fellow LP  players$$$

                 

                and i do hope your having a healthy nice happy blessed weekend, or what's left of it,  Music!See Ya!

                 

                No wonder many are "happier" playing there, (i know a few in canada)but they tell me, ,"Cassie" the U.S.A.. has however MORE $$$ winner's per month and what not, but they "love their games are all tax free."

                 

                Congrats, love this story.Party

                I won over 13G's!( Spring 2020 ) + total (2019) 22,000! Time 2 break the bank, baby! $ $ $ Banana                                                             

                0800 0068 0806 1027 1608 0620 0862 6800 8602 8620 1211 1215 1216 1236 1623 3193 3533 3009 3150 3159   

                1038 1236 3241 2579 1438 0476 1417 1671 1467  4773.5593.5635.5925.7159.9159.

                2464 2426 2446 3522 4764 6442 4949.4950.6231.7664 7678 8779 9203.9513.9152.9561.9899.

                  music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                  Posted: August 26, 2019, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Cassie8620,  Thank You. 

                   A previous poster wrote that $2 million Canadian dollars = $1.5 million U.S. dollars.

                   I looked up the exchange rate on: X - rates.com/table/?from=USD$amount

                   A lottery winner who plans on traveling the World will need something like this table.

                   

                   by the way I am music* 

                  When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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                    Posted: August 26, 2019, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                    as Dionne Warwick would sing 'That's what friends are for.'

                     

                    Love feel good stories and they both deserve this.