Strange News Round-up – August 1st 2015

Lighting Strike Man’s Lucky Ticket

When news writers reach out for a comparison to describe something extremely unlikely – a lottery win perhaps – they’re usually light on a lightning strike.

Peter McCathie has finally made the news writers dreams come true. The Canadian won the lottery, and as a kid he survived a lighting strike – the cumulative odds are reckoned to be about 2.6 trillion to one.

Peter had only been playing the lotto for about a year and won a share of $1 million, part of which he’s splashing out on a second honeymoon for his wife. Who is a very lucky woman, as you can read here.

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