Barb Reddick and Tyrone MacInnis were $1.2-million winners at the Chase the Ace in Margaree Forks, N.S., on Wednesday night. They both had to split the prize of $1,222,639.00, Reddick and MacInnis were each given a cheque for $611,319.50. Reddick says she put her nephew’s name on the ticket for good luck and claims she agreed to split the money if they won the consolation prize — but not the jackpot.

Both family members’ names were on the winning ticket pulled Wednesday night at a Chase the Ace draw in Margaree, N.S. Organizers split the $1,222,639 prize in half and gave each winner $611,319.50. via