01/09/2015 11:16 EST | Updated 03/11/2015 05:59 EDT

Friend who play lottery together, win together:tale of two provinces

EDMONTON - Friends who play lottery together, win together.

Ian Graham of Winnipeg and Gerard Millar of Edmonton are celebrating after they won $1 million in the Dec. 17 Lotto 6-49 draw.

Millar bought the ticket in Edmonton and it exactly matched the winning selection for that date's guaranteed prize draw.

The men have known each other for more than two decades and although they now live in different provinces, they’ve remained friends and continued playing the lottery together.

Millar estimates they’ve played Lotto 6-49 together for 21 years.

Both declined to give media interviews.