A Canadian man who had to split $5m winnings with himself

A Canadian man experienced a rare win when he inadvertently bought two lottery tickets for the same draw using the exact numbers he has been playing for years.

Andrew Burke, of Calmar, won a combined $5 million, $2.5 million on each of the two tickets for the September 16 Canada Lotto 6/49 draw, according to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC).

Burke told the WCLC that on his we wedding day, his father-in-law said he always wanted his daughter to marry a millionaire, but he got ‘the next best thing – someone who spends money like a millionaire’.

While claiming his jackpot win, he expressed his happiness on becoming a millionaire.

Burke said that his top wish was just to be able to retire comfortably, keep his home running and have his Land Rover restored. Now I can easily manage all this so I don’t want anything else, he added.

The lucky man said he’s now “on vacation from his job” until further notice.