In 2013, a couple in Cape Breton won $3.2M from a lottery ticket, and they thought they were lucky then.

Raymond and Gaye Lillington went back in the store they won their lottery from, and bought a ticket, which turned out to be a winner worth $17.4M.

The odds of winning the 6/49 jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816 for every ticket.

The odds of winning the jackpot twice in 7 years is about 4 in 10 billion.

"It gets much better, you would only have to wait about 1,804 years for it to be 50/50 that you would have won the big jackpot," Dalhousie University Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Jason Brown said.

"If you were to live infinitely long and play Lotto 6/49 every week forever, you would be guaranteed to win, but you may not win, within 10,000 years, within 100,000 years," Brown said.

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