Trevor Robb, Edmonton Sun
, Last Updated: 3:47 PM ET
EDMONTON — As the saying goes, third time’s a charm.
An Edmonton couple is walking away with a cool $ 8.1 million after striking it big on a February Lotto 6/49 draw.
Barbara Fink didn’t know how much she had won when she checked her numbers online the night of the Feb. 22 lottery draw, but she wasted no time calling her husband, Douglas, who was working out of town at the time.
“I knew we had all the numbers, but I didn’t know how many winners there were,” Barbara said, in a news release. “I called Douglas back before midnight and told him it was more than $ 8 million.”
In total, the Fink’s won $ 8,163,061.10.
It’s the third time the Finks have won the lottery. In 1989, Douglas shared in a $ 128,000 Lotto 6/49 win with four of his friends. And in 2010, the Finks both shared in a $ 100,000 Extra prize together.
The couple say they plan to use the recent winnings to travel the world, buy a new house, and ensure their daughters and grandkids are looked after.
“Family comes first,” said Barbara.
The winning ticket was a free play won on a previous draw, which Barbara redeemed at Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Road, in Edmonton.
A second ticket sold in Ontario won the other half of the $ 16.3 million jackpot.
The winning Lotto 6/49 numbers on Feb. 22 were 9, 21, 25, 26, 31 and 41.