Struck By Lighting As A Kid, A Lottery Winner As An Adult As a youth, Canadian Peter McCathie had the extreme bad luck of being hit by lightening. As an adult, he had the extreme good fortune of winning a million dollars in a lottery.
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Struck By Lighting As A Kid, A Lottery Winner As An Adult

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Struck By Lighting As A Kid, A Lottery Winner As An Adult

Struck By Lighting As A Kid, A Lottery Winner As An Adult

Struck By Lighting As A Kid, A Lottery Winner As An Adult

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Lady Luck has a sense of humor. The odds of being struck by lightning or winning the lottery are very slim.

The likelihood that both will happen to the same person are about one in 2.6 trillion. Peter McCathie is that one.

The Canadian man survived a lightning strike when he was a kid.

And now, after buying lottery tickets for about a year, McCathie has struck it big. He won a million dollars.

He's not gambling with the winnings. He's taking his wife on a second honeymoon.