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|10 Most Shocking Lotto Stories Of All Time by 24lottos(m): 12:57pm On May 14, 2017|
Winning the lottery is a miracle but these stories highlights some peculiar lottery stories that are even more unbelievable!
1. The Man Who Escaped Death 6 Times Before Winning Lotto
A 74-year old Croatian man won $1 million in 2003 – but his long history of lucky escapes is far more interesting. His extraordinary run of luck began in 1962 when a train he was taking derailed into an icy river, killing 17 passengers but leaving him mostly unscathed. The next year, he was forced to jump from a falling plane and managed to land safely in a haystack. In 1966, while travelling on a bus, he managed to escape unharmed when it crashed into a river. In 1970 and again in 1973, he narrowly escaped death when both of his cars blew up. He managed to spend two decades in safety before being hit by a bus in 1995. Finally, in 1996, he was forced to drive off a cliff to escape an oncoming truck, but was caught safely in a tree. After winning lotto, the man said that he could be considered “the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s luckiest man” – and he prefers the latter.
2. The Homeless Man Who Spent His Last Money On A Winning Lotto Ticket
A 55-year old man went from living on the streets of Hungary to having his pick of accommodation anywhere in the world – all thanks to a last chance lotto ticket which brought him $2.8 million. The man was waiting at a train station when he decided to spend his last few coins on a lotto ticket. It was a gamble that changed his life forever when he matched all 7 winning numbers. The windfall meant he was able to buy homes for his three children and a car for the family, but there was no spending spree for this cautious man. “I have become rich but I have not become a different person,” he said.
3. Woman googles husband, finds he won the lottery but never told her
On 2007, Donna Campbell became suspicious of her husband, Arnim Ramdass, when he started to keep the television turned off and disconnected the phone line. Her suspicions rose when she found a postcard about a new home purchase.
But Campbell was unaware that her husband was hiding a $10.2 million secret from her until she Googled her husband's name and lottery number. She found a Florida lottery press release that named 17 airline mechanics who won the jackpot, her husband was one of them.
The group of mechanics opted for the lump-sum payment of $10.2 million, meaning each of the 17 winners would receive about $600,000 before taxes. Since the winning, Ramdass took a leave of absence from work, according to his co-workers. He hasn't shown up at the couple's home and servers can't find him to hand him the lawsuit papers: she wants half the money and out of the marriage.
4. Run over by a truck, hours after his win
On 22 January 2004, 73-year-old Carl Atwood of Elwood, Indiana, who won $73,450 in an Indiana lottery game taped for television, died scant hours later. He was knocked down by a truck and expired shortly thereafter in an Indianapolis hospital.
That evening he had been walking to the grocery store that had sold him a winning ticket when a pickup truck rounded a corner and struck him. (The store was located one block from his home.) "It was at an unlighted intersection, and Mr. Atwood had dark clothing on, so the driver did not see him before he hit him," Elwood Police Chief Toby R. Barker said.
5. The Broke Single Father Who Won Lotto With 8 Cents Left In His Bank
A man from Melbourne, Australia with just 8 cents left in the bank won $1.5 million in 2015. Astoundingly, the single father of two had been to see a psychic in the days prior to the draw, who told him his financial situation would soon be looking up. The stunned Division 1 winner said that his massive lotto windfall would “certainly do the trick” in that regard, adding that his win “must have been written in the stars.” After checking his ticket “about 10 times”, it finally sunk in that he had become an instant millionaire. “Now I have $1,500,000.08,” he said. The man planned to use the money to help his family and invest in his children’s future.
6. Committed suicide because he mistakenly believed his lotto numbers had come up the one week he didn't play them
In April 1995 Timothy O'Brien committed suicide by shooting himself in the head because his half-share of a five-week ticket on Britain's (then) new National Lottery had expired just before the draw he thought would have made him a multi-millionaire.
The truth is, even if he'd held a valid ticket for his usual numbers, O'Brien wouldn't have won. The numbers that came up would have entitled the ticketholders to a prize of 47 pounds, not the 3.2 million he thought he and his partner had missed out on. And why? Because only four of the six numbers matched those drawn.
7. The Syndicate That Accidentally Bought Two Winning Tickets In The Same Draw
A group of friends from the Perth suburb of Willetton managed to win not one, but two Division 1 prizes worth $800,000 each, after the syndicate coordinator mistakenly bought a second winning ticket. One of the winners explained how he had accidentally selected an advanced play option while buying the syndicate’s regular Saturday Lotto ticket, which created an extra entry in that week’s draw. “It just so happened to be ‘that’ draw that we won… giving us not one, but two Division 1 prizes.” Each syndicate member took home $157,474. “It’s just stunning,” said the syndicate coordinator of the unusually lucky win.
8. The Woman Who Dreamed The Winning Numbers And Won Twice
An 86-year old woman from Toronto, Canada was lucky enough to win a Division 1 prize worth over $8,000,000 in September 2006 – but she simply stunned lottery officials when she revealed she had a second ticket at home with the same winning numbers, bringing her total winnings to $16.4 million. She credited her massive stroke of luck to a dream in which she saw the winning numbers. After purchasing her original ticket, she felt so confident that she bought a second $20 ticket on the day of the Lotto 6/49 draw – and her gamble paid off. “I should pay more attention to my dreams!” she said later.
9. The Couple Who Gave their Entire Lotto Winnings To Other People
A Canadian couple in their 70s won over $11 million in 2010 – and within five months, they had given it all away. The generous couple decided they felt more comfortable giving rather than receiving, and made sure the money went towards helping those less fortunate. After taking care of their families first, the money was donated to a range of causes including public services, charities, churches, and cemeteries. A large portion was donated to hospitals, including the facility where the winning wife had undergone treatment for cancer. “There’s so much good being done with that money,” she said. “We have each other,” added her husband. “We’re the lucky ones.”
10. The Police Officer Who Split His Lotto Win With His Favourite Waitress
In 1983, a 55-year old police officer from New York made a bargain with a waitress at his favourite local pizza shop – instead of giving a tip, he proposed they go halves in a $1 lottery ticket he had in his pocket. The waitress agreed and helped him pick the numbers. Later that week, she was shocked out of a deep sleep when the police officer called to say their ticket had won a $6 million prize – and that half of it belonged to her. After 24 years at the pizzeria, the waitress had no plans to quit, and the police officer said he was “anxious” to get back to work. “I’ve been a simple person all my life,” he said. “I hope money never changes me.”
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|Re: 10 Most Shocking Lotto Stories Of All Time by dechar(m): 1:15pm On May 14, 2017|
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|Re: 10 Most Shocking Lotto Stories Of All Time by Erika7788: 5:03pm On Sep 20|
Interesting stories, thanks for sharing!
|Re: 10 Most Shocking Lotto Stories Of All Time by Lina555: 5:05pm On Sep 20|
Some of the stories are really inspiring and show how much our attitudes toward money can differ. I play the lottery now and then. I was lucky to get the money I won via this jackpocket customer service. But I've never won a very big sum of money, $100 maximum.
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