A Canadian man has defied phenomenal odds to be struck by lightning and win the lottery.
Experiencing both unlikely events in one lifetime has a probability of approximately one in 2.6 trillion.
Peter McCathie collected a total of $1 million (£640,400) alongside his co-worker Diana Miller, who jointly bought the ticket.
Hailing from Nova Scotia, he was struck by lightening whilst wading through the shallow waters of a lake when he was aged fourteen.
CTV, a Canadian news channel reported that McCarthie’s daughter was also struck by lightning under similar circumstances, whilst working as a wilderness guide in Manitoba.
McCarthie is planning to take his wife on a second honeymoon with the money, while his co-winner Miller says she is going to go to Cancun, Mexico.
They had been buying tickets together for about a year before their big win, McCarthie told CTV news: "I honestly expected to get hit by lightning again first."
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