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An Alberta couple who never had a honeymoon just won $45M playing Lotto 6/49. It’s safe to say they’re about to take the trip of a lifetime.

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  • A Lethbridge, Alta. couple recently won a $45.6-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. It’s the third largest jackpot in the lottery’s history. Winners Duane and Joanne Thompson, now 57 and 53, never had a honeymoon. They plan to go somewhere “special” and take the grand kids to Disney World.
  • Strike Debt, an offshoot of the Occupy movement,  is using donation money to forgive consumer debt among the 99%. Read more about this random act of kindness of at canadianbusiness.com.
  • Average consumer prices held steady in October as a rise in the cost of food was offset by a dip in the price of gas, Statistics Canada said Friday. Overall, inflation came in at 1.2% for the month.
  • Finance Minister Jim Flaherty gave a business crowd a preview of his upcoming federal budget and promised no new tax hikes or “risky spending schemes.”

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