This is one inexplicable phenomenon. Talk about hitting the jackpot not once but twice. David O'Brien is one lucky guy. The Burnaby resident has won a $ 1 million dollar prize matching all six numbers playing Lotto 6/49 on June 20th. Prior to him claiming the winning ticket last month, on May 4, 2016, David O'Brien won a $5-million prize after matching all six numbers playing Lotto 6/49.
O'Brien, who is retired and has played the lottery as a lifer said the win feels "mind boggling." The odds of winning the lotto 6/49 jackpot are roughly one in 14 million. When O'Brien won the jackpot 4 years ago he said he'd already won life's lotto when he met his wife, and he planned to spend some of the winnings treating her.
Then last month when O'Brien broke the news to his wife that he had won for a second time, she didn't believe him. "She thought I was joking," he told the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). O'Brien said they celebrated with coffee and cake. In terms of how he plans to spend the big bucks, O'Brien said he loves to travel and has always wanted to go to India.
Photo Courtesy of BC Lottery Corporation.