Man wins lottery after surviving lightning strike

Man wins lottery after surviving lightning strike

He’s sharing his $1M jackpot with a co-worker

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Relying on chance to fund your retirement dreams doesn’t work for most Canadians, but one Nova Scotia man may be the miraculous exception.

Peter McCathie won the $1 million lottery jackpot this week with a co-worker years after being struck by lightning at the age of 14 during a boat trip.

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According to CTV News, the odds of being struck by lightning are less than one in a million and the odds of winning the Atlantic Lotto 6/49 is one in nearly 14 million.

Somehow, McCathie managed to experience both. Oddly enough, his daughter was also hit by lightning years ago while working in the Manitoba wilderness as a guide.

The combined odds of McCathie’s bizarre situation are apparently 1 in 2.6 trillion.

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On top of that, he happens to own the store in which he bought the ticket, so the Atlantic Lottery Corporation is awarding him an extra $10,000.

With his jackpot win, McCathie plans to take his wife on a second honeymoon. Maybe he should buy yet another lottery ticket with his latest windfall to try his luck?