Nic Cage once played a cop in a movie who shared his lottery ticket with a waitress and won, we can’t all be the Ghost Rider but this really happened. New York City police detective Robert Cunningham agreed to split his lottery winnings with Phylis Penzo as a tip. She agreed, and the two won $6 million together.
Here are some inspiring lottery-winning stories, hope Nic Cage doesn’t end up playing more of these.
The luckiest of the unlucky.
Frane Selak is a name well associated with disastrous incidents, but he always seems lucky. He has had 1 instance with a plane and a train each, 2 instances with busses, and 3 with cars.
He has survived every single one of them, you’d think he would run his luck out. Think again, imagine to his surprise when he won $600000 from a local lottery in 2003.
Bill Morgan is one other to cheat death, a fatal accident caused a heart attack, and was clinically dead for 14 minutes but was revived. He went into a medically induced coma for 12 days without any serious health problems.
Sometime after he tried his luck and bought a scratch-off ticket, he won a car instantly. The local news team decided to film a reenactment of the win. Bill Morgan purchased another scratch-off to win $250000.
As he was waiting for his meal, a lottery winner in Canada learned that the restaurant owner’s child was diagnosed with cancer. He wrote a $10000 check out of his $25 million win for his burger and fries, to help pay for the medical bills.
Les Robins was a high school teacher who founded camp winnegator, on a 226-acre land, for kids to get in touch with nature and real human interactions. He was able to do so with his $111 million jackpot win, now kids get to enjoy things he did as a child.
John and Linda Kutey used their $19 million winnings to help renovate the local park, now it’s a spray park. A great way for the kids to cool off in the summer, Talk about local superheroes.
Just 2 months after winning a $55.2 Million Jackpot in September of 1988, Sheelah Ryan set up The Ryan foundation which donated money to various causes.
From providing care of stray animals to funding surgical procedures to children in need. She even built houses for the unfortunate and helped pay off the due rent of single mothers too.
Cynthia P. Stafford was a single mother who took in 5 of her brother’s kids after he passed away. She was a sole earner in a big family living in a small house.
Her life changed when she won a $112 million jackpot, three years from when she started buying lottery tickets. Credit prayer and the law of attraction for her win, she now can sport her 5 kids and help her father make ends meet
What are the odds?
You may not know who Richard Lustig is, but he’s a big-ticket in the lottery business.
He’s hit the lottery a whopping 7 times! using a secret strategy for picking numbers and now offers tips to other players on lottery numbers, he even wrote a book about it.
A man in Massachusetts once bought a lottery ticket with his favored series of numbers, not knowing he was given a season pass to the lottery by his family. Automatically entered the draw with the same numbers and ended up winning the same lottery twice!
Peter McCathie was 14 when he was struck by lightning, at sea. Over time he and his co-worker started playing the lottery and won a year later.
The odds of getting struck by lightning and winning a lottery are 1.26 trillion to one. To put that into perspective, you have better odds of becoming a saint or getting killed by an asteroid.