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A Canadian couple has won for the third time in the lottery.

This time, the prize was the big one – C$8.2 million ($6.1 million).

Barbara and Douglas Fink had won the lottery twice before, once in 1989 and once in 2010.

However, February’s Western Canada Lottery jackpot was by far the largest, according to a press release from the provincial lottery.

Barbara and Douglas Fink from Edmonton, Alberta say they will use the money to provide for their children.

“Family comes first,” Barbara Fink told the lottery organizers.

“We want to make sure that our daughters and our grandkids are looked after.”

They will also spend some of their winnings on themselves. Douglas Fink says they plan to travel and start house hunting.

“Barbara wants a new house, so she’ll get one,” the husband told the lotto corporation.

Douglas Fink had previously shared a C$128,000 prize with four of his friends in 1989. In 2010, the couple won a C$100,000 prize.

This time, they were just one of two ticket-holders to guess all six numbers correctly.

Barbara Fink says she was the one who discovered they were winners, while her husband was out of town for work.

She tried calling him, but at first he didn’t pick up.

“He didn’t answer, so I waited five minutes and tried again,” Barbara Fink remembered.

“That time, he picked up. I said, <<I did it again!>>.”

“I knew we had all the numbers, but I didn’t know how many winners there were,” she said.

“I called Douglas back before midnight and told him it was more than $8 million.”