That can happen, but not usually. There are different possibilities for lightning:
"There are three primary types of lightning; from a cloud to itself (intra-cloud or IC); from one cloud to another cloud (CC) and between a cloud and the ground (CG)."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning
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4.1 Downward leader formation for negative CG lightning
4.2 Upward streamers
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