You may go your whole life without seeing a meteor. But Andy Steblyk has already seen two in less than four years.

First, there was the big meteor that made international headlines in November 2008. Steblyk had a front row seat as he was driving south of Grande Prairie. And then Tuesday night as he was driving in downtown Edmonton, Steblyk saw something very similar in the eastern sky.

"A huge fireball, and the tail was just sparkling," recalls Steblyk. "It's like something you'd see in a cartoon or in a movie."

"Even telling the story again, it makes me shake a bit that I get to see this kind of stuff. Not too many people get to see one in their lifetime, and I got to see two," adds Steblyk, estimating that the whole thing lasted between five and seven seconds.

At first he thought the flash of light was a plane crash. But as it kept falling and getting brighter, Steblyk noticed how similiar it was to what he saw in 2008. He says with luck like this, he knows exactly what he needs to do next.

"And that's why I'm going to buy a lottery ticket at lunch today," he says, with a chuckle. "I've got to make a wish on that one."

Other listeners emailed our newsroom to say they also witnessed the meteor, describing it as a "bright white flare" followed by "three green flashes that lit up the sky like fireworks never could."

Eyewitnesses in Saskatchewan reported similar sightings, from Lloydminster to Saskatoon.