Man who survived lightning strike also wins lottery

Man Who Survived Lightning Strike Also Wins Lottery
Man Who Survived Lightning Strike Also Wins Lottery

It's unlikely you will ever be hit by lightning or win a lottery, but one Canadian man has experienced both.

Peter McCathie, who survived the natural disaster in his teens, recently won a $1 million prize with his co-worker decades later.

Based on the statistics, he beat the one in 13,983,816 odds of winning that lottery game which is far harder than the under one in a million chance of being hit by lightning in Canada.

He survived the first hurdle at just 14-years old when he was in shallow waters locking up a boat.

Interestingly, his daughter experienced a similar incident when she was struck by lightning securing canoes on a lake during a storm.

A Canadian math professor calculated the odds of the two lightning strikes and the lottery win and found that McCathie is a 1 in 2.6 trillion case.

As for the prize, he plans to treat his wife of three decades to a second honeymoon.

He will also earn an extra $10,000 since the winning slip was purchased from his store.