The third time was indeed the charm for a Canadian couple who won C$8.2m in the lottery Lotto 649. Barbara and Douglas Fink had won the lottery twice before, once in 1989 and once in 2010. Wow!
But this time was a grand win. As February’s 2017 Western Canada Lottery jackpot was by far the largest. The couple from Edmonton, Alberta say they will use the money to provide for their children.
According to Mrs Fink it is their family that comes first and they want to make sure that their daughters and grandkids are looked after. They’ll spend some of their winnings on themselves. Mr Fink says they plan to travel and start house hunting as his wife Barbara wants to buy a new house.
Mr Fink had previously shared a C$128,000 prize with four of his friends in 1989. In 2010, the couple won a C$100,000 prize.
This time, they were just one of two ticket-holders to guess all six numbers correctly. Mrs Fink says she was the one who discovered they were winners, while her husband was out of town for work.
She tried calling him, but at first he didn’t pick up. After five minutes she tried to call him again to break the good news that she did it again!
The winning ticket was a free play won on a previous draw. Barbara redeemed it at Northlands Park, located at 7410 Borden Park Road in Edmonton. Their ticket was one of two issued across Canada that matched all six main winning numbers. A ticket sold in Ontario won the other half of the $16.3 million jackpot.
The winning Lotto 6/49 numbers on February 22nd 2017 were 9, 21, 25, 26, 31 and 41.
Remember that Lotto 6/49 lotto Jackpots start at $5 million with a guaranteed $1 million prize to be won each and every draw – drawn only from tickets issued! For just $3, you receive one six-number selection and one unique 10-digit Guaranteed Prize Draw selection. Also you can win a Free Play for matching two main winning numbers! Add Wednesday or Saturday’s Extra for a chance to win the $250,000 top prize or the $100,000 second prize!
You can play Lotto 6/49 by Quick Pick where the Ticket Terminal will randomly choose your selection(s), or pick your own numbers using a Selection Slip. You can also choose Play Both to receive the same selection(s) on Lotto 6/49 and Western 649.
You can ask for a Lotto 6/49 Quick Pick or select six numbers from a field of 1 to 49 on the slip. For each $3 Lotto 6/49 play, you will also receive a Guaranteed Prize Draw selection. You can play up to six Lotto 6/49 selections on one ticket.
You can also add Extra for an additional $1 per number. You can add up to six Extra (one per each Lotto 6/49 purchase) by specifying it with your Quick Pick request or by marking “Yes” under each board played.
To play 1-25 draws tell the retailer how many draws or mark the number on the slip. For a number not shown, leave it blank, and the retailer can enter any number from 1-25. Note that the extra number(s) is valid for the same draw date(s) as the host game listed at the top of your ticket.
Note that Lotto 6/49 draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday and tickets can be purchased until 9:30 pm CT, 8:30 pm MT and 7:30 pm PT on the date of the draw.
If you are interested in playing Lotto 6/49 you need to purchase your lottery ticket from the nearest retailer. But if you a resident of Manitoba than you can purchase it online at playnow.com