The lottery has made many dreams come true over the years and there are countless fantastic stories about people who have gotten to see what it feels like to have all of your financial troubles wiped away clean overnight. But in this multitude of fabulous stories, there were some that have really caught our eye. In this article, we are going to tell you 5 unbelievable stories about lottery winners that are bound to stay with you. Take a look!
The Homeless Man Who Won the Lottery with His Last Money
A 55-year-old homeless man from Hungary has gotten a fresh start to life when he won a whopping $2.8 million in the lottery. He was in a train station when he decided to spend his very last money on a lottery ticket. He didn’t have much hope left because he did not believe that the few coins he spent on that ticket would do much for him, but as it turned out, they made all the difference. He will never have to worry about money ever again and he can now live in absolutely any place in the world because he is now a lottery winner.
The Lottery Syndicate That Won Two Jackpots by Accident
Winning a lottery jackpot is any player’s ultimate dream, but a syndicate from Perth, Welletton has managed the impossible and they have won two first-division prizes in the same draw. And the best thing about it is that it was all by accident. It seems that the syndicate member assigned to buy the tickets had mistakenly purchased two identical tickets as part of an advanced play option. These earned them two prizes, each of them worth a whopping $800,000. The individual amount assigned to each winner was $157,474, which made their lottery hobby extremely worthwhile.
The Canadian Who Won the Powerball Without Leaving the Country
P. from Quebec got into the worldwide Powerball frenzy that broke out after their jackpot reached the record-breaking amount of $1.58 billion, so he searched the World Wide Web for a way to play Powerball from Canada. And it seems that it was a very useful strategy because it earned him a whopping US$1 million. P. won the second prize in the legendary Powerball draw on January 13th, 2016, and he did it all without ever leaving his house.
The Woman Who Dreamt Her Way into Wining Two Jackpots
An 86-year-old woman from Toronto had a tell-tale dream about the lottery. She dreamt about the numbers that would come up in the Lotto 6/49 lottery, so, naturally, she bought a ticket for the following draw. While people are usually curious or even skeptical about lottery numbers in dreams, the Canadian lady was confident enough to buy a second lottery ticket with the exact same numbers. And, needless to say, it really paid off for her because she won not one, but two division 1 prizes, each worth $8 million. With over $16 million in her pocket, she said “I should pay more attention to my dreams”.
The Cop Who Split His Lottery Winnings with His Favorite Waitress
In spite of all the shocking lottery winner statistics out there, there are certain stories that truly stand out. Back in 1983, a 55-year-old police officer from New York decided to give his favorite waitress half of anything that he might win on the $1 lottery ticket that he had in his pocket. This was meant as a tip, and he ended up giving her a whopping $3 million, which was the half that he promised her from her lottery prize. Later, in 1994, their story was made into one of the most romantic movies of all time, “It Could Happen to You”.
As you can see, there is so much more to the lottery aside from the enormous prizes. There is a story behind every win out there and some of them are absolutely breathtaking. So, put in the occasional lottery ticket because it might just lead to an unbelievable story of your very own.