Perhaps you’re not exactly sure if you want to participate in a lottery. How big are your winning chances really? We think that you might change your opinion when you read these amazing stories of Jackpot winners. They became millionaires in an extraordinary way. Truly inspiring, because it might happen to you too!
1 – Who wants to be a millionaire?
During New Year’s Eve Mark Myatt and his wife Trina decided to play a game. They still had to wait for the fireworks, so some amusement was welcome. For a while they had a lot of fun with the ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ game. The funny thing is that they actually became millionaires exactly at the moment they played the game! The lucky couple woke up the next morning with £1,014,308 on their bank account. Speaking about a Happy New Year! Perhaps you should try this game next New Year’s Eve as well?
2 – Teaming up together
Carly and Beck, who coincidentally have these star sings, decided to try to their luck together. It was the best decision of their lives. They purchased some tickets in the EuroMillions lottery and each won 168,813.80 pounds. It shows that reading your horoscopes daily definitely pays out!
3 – Heavenly miracles
Some amazing stories seem almost too good to be true. They do happen sometimes! Susan Crosland from the United Kingdom still mourned the passing of her father when she found a white feather. She took it as a signal that he was still watching her from heaven. Amazingly enough, she found another feather two years later. Susan then decided to purchase a lottery ticket with the lucky lottery numbers of her father. A miracle happened, because one week later Susan won the Lottery jackpot of 1,2 million pounds!
4 – Sometimes dreams do come true
The Canadian woman Mary Wollens was already 85 years old when she won the lottery. Not only her age, but also the reason for her big win is very special. The lady, living in Toronto, had been a participant of the Ontario Lottery for a while. Before the drawing she had a dream of a “lotto ticket and a large cheque”. Perhaps more people have this, but the difference is that Mary actually won the lottery!
Not one, but two tickets
But that’s not the only thing that happened. Because of her dream she decided not to purchase just one lottery ticket, but two. Mary was so confident that she would win that she actually purchased a second lottery ticket with the same numbers. The best decision of her life, because her second ticket almost doubled the money.
It was absolutely a fantastic year for participants of the Ontario Lottery. It turned out that someone else has also the correct six numbers during the same draw. Because of her second ticket, Mary didn’t have to split the 24 million dollar Jackpot. Instead, the very lucky winner could claim a two-thirds share and won 16 million dollars!
5 – A big win written in the stars
You can dream about winning big, are read in the stars. The mother of Carly Wiggett’s is a good example of this. She always like to read the horoscope of Carly and her friend Beck, who are best friends. One day the horoscope predicted that a Pisces and a Taurus would win the lottery if they worked together.
6 – How the unluckiest man became the luckiest
Perhaps you’ve heard of the ‘luckiest man in the world’. Or should we say, ‘unluckiest’? It depends on how you look at it. The story of the Croatian music teacher Frane Selak is definitely incredible. Believe it or not, but during his lifetime he survived a plane crash, a bush crash and a derailed plain! If that’s not enough already, he also managed to survive four (!) car crashes.
With a lot of luck…
Perhaps the powers of the universe decided that Frane Selak needed some luck in his life. So suddenly the ‘unluckiest man in the world’ won 1 million dollars in the lottery! Despite his tumultuous life, Frane sees himself as “the world’s luckiest man”. He believes that God has been watching over him for many years. However, it’s quite funny that he decided not to fly to Australia for a commercial about chips. Frane said he didn’t want to test his luck…
An incredible life
The incredible story of the “world’s (un) luckiest man in the world”:
1963 – Frane was traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka by plane. Suddenly the door was blown away from the cockpit. The Croatian fell out of the plane, but miraculously survived because he landed in a haystack. The other 19 passengers of the plane were not so lucky and died…
1966 – Frane managed to repeat his (un)lucky ways again when he was sitting in a bus that crashed. It plunged in a cold river, but Selak managed to escape without any major injuries.
1970 – Selak was riding in a car when a fuel pump crashed into it. The car caught fire immediately. However, he managed to escape again.
1973 – Three years later one of his cars caught fire again. Although he lost most of his hair, Selak did not suffer injuries.
1995 – 22 years passed by without any accidents. Until 1995, when Selak was hit by a bus. He again did not suffer any major injuries!
1996 – Like it hadn’t been enough, Frane almost crashed into another truck when driving. He drove a cliff, but got out of the car on time and landed in a tree. The car exploded 300 feet below him…
2003 – Finally some luck for this poor Croatian guy: he won 1 million dollars in the Croatian lottery!