Thursday, September 18, 2014

Canadian Couple Claim a Major Prize for the Second Time

In 1996 Charlene and Orest Gulka from British Columbia, Canada, bagged a CAD$ 2.7 million Canada Lotto 649 jackpot prize and kept on playing the game. It's taken over 18 years to do so, but they secured a second seven-figure sum on August 23, 2014, when they won the Lotto 649 guaranteed CAD$ 1 million prize.

Casting her mind back to the moment they realized they'd won a second major prize, Charlene said: "I couldn't believe it, I still can't believe it. We just kind of looked at each other. The ticket has been in my purse and with me the whole time. It is just as exciting as the first time."

The Gulkas are now hoping to do it again and win another big prize.

"We want to go for a hat-trick," Charlene said.