After seeing the same address appear on two consecutive TV shows, this man used it to buy a lottery and win $50,000.
True to the name “game of chance,” while there are people who buy lottery tickets for life without winning a prize, a few others are surprisingly lucky. Specifically as in the story below, an 82-year-old man from Hyattsville, Maryland shared with the local lottery office that the pick 5 lottery ticket won $50,000 (VND 1,183 billion) on May 1. 9 was actually bought by him in a very unexpected way.
Specifically, while watching a TV series, he saw the number 2103 appear as an address used by the movie. However, on the next show shortly after, this address continued to appear, causing him to have the idea to buy a Pick 4 ticket with the number 2103. Then, he bought another Pick 5 ticket by adding number 1 after the sequence of numbers.
A few days later, while at a lottery retailer, he suddenly saw his number printed right on the result board.
“I had to take off my glasses and look back several times to make sure what I saw was real,” the 82-year-old recalls.
Soon after, he immediately called his sister to share this “spiritual message”.
However, not everyone is as lucky as the man above. There are many people who even had to use “tricks” to win a life-changing lottery. For example, the Romanian economist, Stefan Mandel, in 1960 called for a “lottery association” to buy the entire set of numbers issued, then pledge to split the money if won. Thanks to this, he won 14 times.
Or like another man in July who also won $50,000, after persistently buying the same set of numbers for 30 years.
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