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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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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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    Congrats Party

    Life, love, family Love

      music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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        Dance Two Million Canadian dollars tax free. Congratulations! 

       "We are all in this together!" 

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          Dance Two Million Canadian dollars tax free. Congratulations! 

        I Agree!

        The tax free part is a bonus.

        The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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

        Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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

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

              Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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              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

               Won (2020) $22,000. Let's Go NC. Time 2 break the bank, baby! 1021 1117 1970 0807 7094 0908

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              7446 1061 1363 2702 3448 8130 8140 2360 2640 2670 2680 3448 4213 5593 7447 7664  7095 7910 8150 9780

                Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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                  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

                 Won (2020) $22,000. Let's Go NC. Time 2 break the bank, baby! 1021 1117 1970 0807 7094 0908

                1034 1038 1243 2274 2442 1324 1359 1423 2103 3104 4400 4213 3412 2134 2431 4321 1235 3123 3193 5026

                 

                7446 1061 1363 2702 3448 8130 8140 2360 2640 2670 2680 3448 4213 5593 7447 7664  7095 7910 8150 9780

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                  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* 

                   "We are all in this together!" 

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

                     

                    Love feel good stories and they both deserve this.