Strange Strategy Pays Off
Harry Black, 66, from Surrey, B.C. has been playing the lotto for over 30 years in a very particular way. Not unlike many lottery players, Black plays the same set of “lucky” numbers every week. What is different about his strategy though is that he always buys two of the exact same tickets for each drawing.
In all the years he played, the most he ever won was a measly $10, that is, until last month. Black’s numbers finally hit and he took home a portion of one of the biggest lotto jackpots in Canadian history.
The $63 million jackpot was split between four winning tickets, two of which belong to Black. He collected two checks for $15.8 million each, for a grand total of over $31 million.
When asked what he plans to do with the winnings, Black told the press he was skipping town for a while to unwind. “You have no idea how much stress there is when you win on the lotto,” he said.
When he returns, he hopes to buy some land and build his dream house.