5 Lottery Films for the Biggest Lottery Fans Out There

Along the years, the lottery has been featured in a great many films because people have been dreaming about winning the lottery for quite some time now. We have chosen the five best films about the lottery that have captured the spirit of the game and that can truly make you feel lucky enough to play the lottery yourself.

It Could Happen To You (1994)1. It Could Happen To You (1994)

Never in cinematic history has there been a better lottery fairytale than 1994’s It Could Happen to You. It features one of the most heartwarming love stories ever told and the entire atmosphere of the film is delightfully magical. Charlie Lang is a New York police officer who finds himself a few dollars short one day while having lunch. As such, he decides to promise his waitress half of any winnings he may get with his lottery ticket as a tip.

Yvonne Biasi is one of those special people who always go out of their way to help others and make them feel better. And on the worst day of her life, Charlie Lang promises her half of his lottery winnings as a tip.Naturally, she assumes that she will never see him again and goes on with her day. But much to her surprise, and that of all New York for that matter, Charlie Lang comes back with a $2 million tip. Winning the American lotto changes everything for Charlie and Yvonne, as well as for all the people in their lives.

But what brings them together is precisely remaining down to Earth while being surrounded by their newly rich friends and family members. Find out if Charlie and Yvonne end up together in “It Could Happen To You”

2. Welcome to Me (2014)

Alice Klieg has Borderline Personality Disorder, which amongst other things, makes her drawn to her ideas and unable to process a detailed long term plan. When Alice wins the lottery, she is ready to make all of her wildest dreams come true.

After a well-deserved splurging spree and moving into a Las Vegas hotel, Alice finally realizes that there is no limit to what she can do with her millions, so she decides to produce and star in her very own daily show called Welcome to Me meant to introduce Alice to the entire world.

She decides to go off her medication, in spite of her doctor’s protests, and virtually unleashes the uncensored version of Alice onto the world, in the form of a prime-time TV program. Find out how viewers react to Welcome to Me and just how big a TV show about an all-American girl can get in this amazing film.

3. Twenty Bucks (1993)

This 1993 film has a unique take on storytelling, as its title character is a $20 bill. From the moment it is taken out of an ATM machine and all the way to the point where it is destroyed, the bill goes from one hand to another, thus introducing all the secondary characters.

One of them is an elderly homeless woman who finds the bill to be her salvation. She is convinced that the bill’s serial number holds the winning numbers for the lottery and all throughout the film, she tries to play her lucky numbers for a fabulous fortune.

Among the other people who use the bill, there are two odd thieves, a stripper, an aspiring young writer, and many others that are well worth your attention. The star-studded cast of this iconic 90’s film includes Steve Buscemi, Brendan Fraser, Linda Hunt, and Elisabeth Shue, which makes it a direct trip to the America of the 90’s.

4. The Lottery (2010)

After comedies and romantic fairytales, we have included a documentary on our list that is focused on a very different type of lottery. Due to the poor state of the American education system, all too many children find themselves fighting for a better school.

As such, charter schools get thousands of applicants with perfect records and stellar performances. Since all them fit the admittance criteria, the application process is conducted as a lottery. Children put in their files and hope to win a spot in a better school for a better future.

To make this relatable, the film presents the story of four boys from Harlem and the Bronx as they apply to a charter school. As you can imagine, the chance of them all getting admitted are fairly slim, in spite of their equally impressive education performances.

This documentary aims to put this harsh school application process into context by presenting the decay of the US education system and the repercussions it has had on America’s youth, as well as the consequences it will have for the society of tomorrow.

5. The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games trilogy features a lottery game that nobody wants to win, as its winners get a direct spot in an epic fight to the death held every year as a tradition meant to remind the people of Panem that rebellion against the Capitol will not be tolerated.

The Hunger Games (2012)When Katniss Everdeen sees her young sister holding a winning ticket for the Hunger Games, she volunteers to take her place in this gruesome fight. Thus, the modest girl from District 12 is taken to the glitzy Capitol and catapulted into a ruthless fight for survival held for the entertainment of the rich.

However, Katniss’ performance in the Hunger Games is one that will shape the future of the Capitol and the entire Panem. She reminds people that having hope and courage even in the harshest of times can lead to greatness and becomes the voice of Panem’s revolution.

So, which of these lottery movies would you choose? Will it be the heartwarming fairytale, the amusing comedies, the chilling documentary, or the epic adventure? Whichever one you choose, you’re in for quite the cinematic treat, so enjoy!

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9 Lottery Near Miss Stories

We all wonder what we would do after winning the lottery, and most of us have a pretty solid idea of how we would spend those money after striking it rich.

9 Lottery Near Miss Stories

For some of us it would be a beautiful new home, for others an extensive world tour, while some people might choose to be more sensible and invest in the stock market – for each player, there is a different dream waiting at the end of the rainbow that we have imagined time and time again. However, there are some other lottery scenarios that we might not have considered quite so much, which prompts the question – how would you react in these situations? How would you spend a massive US Powerball jackpot  worth $103 million that has just fallen upon you from the heavens this week?

Forgotten TicketsForgotten Tickets

A surprising number of people buy lotto tickets, put them somewhere for safekeeping, and then promptly forget about them. In 2008, £2,411,524 went unclaimed in the UK National Lottery in the space of just one week, which is shockingly high until you realise that the cash value of unclaimed prizes in the UK alone amounts to an average of £2,000,000 per week.

One near miss lottery player was James Wilson, who was going through an old wallet when he came across a forgotten lottery ticket. He decided to check the numbers, and ended up winning himself an unexpected £51,232.90 on EuroMillions, which he will be putting towards a new house. However, the story doesn’t end there – if James had found the ticket just 24 hours later, he would have missed the official deadline and been unable to claim his winnings. Cutting it a bit close there, James! Had James used our services, he wouldn’t have gone through such panic moments because theLotter is safe. He would have been notified soon after the draw that his lucky numbers brought him a small fortune. Moreover, he would have received his prize directly in his account and could have tried his luck to draws from all over the world.

There is also the player in the Irish lottery  who nearly missed out on a cool €1,600,000 prize in 2015. Only after hearing an appeal on the radio did he think to check his ticket, which, you guessed it, turned out to be the winner. According to the rules of the Irish lottery, winners have 90 days to claim their prize; this Dublin man arrived at the lottery head office on bang on the 90th day, and with only 90 minutes to spare – it looks like the luck of the Irish is still alive and kicking.

However, not everyone is as lucky – forgetting about a lottery ticket has its sad stories too. In 2001 a young couple in the UK saw a TV report on an unclaimed lottery ticket – and quickly realised it was their own. They searched high and low for the ticket, but it was nowhere to be seen. They then contacted Camelot, the UK National Lottery  provider, to tell them what had happened, and even managed to successfully prove that they had indeed bought the ticket in question. However, the appeal was launched after the 30-day limit, and Camelot decided that they could not break this rule. This meant that the couple had to come to terms with missing out on £3,011,065 – the highest ever unclaimed prize in the UK at the time.

Winners who nearly didn’t buy a ticket

Lots of us get a gut feeling about things and instinctively act on it – here are some stories of people who were glad they did just that.

Winners who nearly didn’t buy a ticketA player in Canberra has her brother to thank for her Australia PowerBall  win in August 2016 – she wasn’t going to enter until her brother called her to say he had a hunch that she should play. It was this call that resulted in her $35,000,000 payout. In shock, she said “I have never won anything before in my life.” This lucky Ozzie lady has decided to spend the money on a tour of Europe – after making sure her family, and her brother especially, get a share in the winnings.

Jason Rinaldi of Canada is another lottery winner who very nearly wasn’t. He was the co-owner of a small automobile business dealing in specialist cars, and times were getting pretty tough for the company in 2008. Orders weren’t coming in as quickly as they once were and belts were being tightened, so he decided that he would roll the dice on the lottery this one last time before calling it quits. This last ditch gamble paid off, as he walked away with a prize of $35,300,000 dollars from the  Canadian 649 Lotto all to himself, tax free. Instead of worrying about where he could make savings, he found himself wondering which of his favourite cars not to buy.

Another player in New Zealand found himself in a unique situation when someone cut in line in front of him to buy a New Zealand lottery ticket. “I wasn’t in any hurry, so I just let them go ahead and didn’t say anything.” They say manners cost nothing, but it seems rudeness does have a price tag – a cool $1,000,000, which ended up being won by the patient customer. When he learned of his winnings, he said, “I guess good karma pays off.” We agree, but who knew it paid so well?

The winners who never were

We have been through some stories of near misses, with most of them having a positive outcome for the player. But what about the times when the near miss works the other way and the ‘winner’ is left with a big fat zero?

The winners who never wereA Canadian man must have had to muster up a whole lot of positive thinking to cope with the excruciating experience of missing out on a $27,000,000 jackpot. He bought 2 tickets at 8:59 p.m., but only the first was processed within the official time limit – the second missed the 9:00p.m. cut-off time and was entered into the next lottery draw. Unfortunately for him, it was the second ticket that had the winning numbers on it, which meant despite being 7 seconds away from hitting the jackpot, he walked away with nothing. When playing the lottery online, these things are very rare, especially if you take advantage of special play formats such as subscriptions and multi-draw packages, making sure you never miss the chance to enter your favourite draws.

Another sorry tale is of the New York man who decided not to join the office lottery syndicate; according to a close source, “They asked him a couple of times, and he didn’t feel lucky.” Well he sure was right about that, but maybe not in the way that he originally thought. The lucky syndicate went on to win the $319,000,000 jackpot of the American lottery Mega Millions in 2011, which will be split equally between the 7 players. The source went on to say that none of the winners went to work on Monday, which would have given him plenty of quiet time to consider what might have been. We feel your pain, brother.

Louise Parkinson and Liam Handley, a couple from the UK, played the same numbers twice a week for 7 years, week in, week out. That is, until they went on holiday in 2014 and forgot to buy tickets in all the excitement. When they returned from their break in the Canary Islands, they discovered that the numbers they had picked had come up while they were away, and would have netted them £2,000,000 if they had remembered to buy the ticket. They continue to use the same lucky numbers in the hope that they will come up again, and we certainly wish them the best of luck.

Missed the Jackpot by One Number

Missed the Jackpot by One NumberThis happens every single draw, disappointing a lot of those dreaming to scoop the millions. While in some lotteries, cashing a second category prize might not mean much, those entering the draws of the huge American lottos Powerball and Mega Millions will not be so sour for missing the jackpot by one number. Why? Because the second prize is not so bad itself! Both Mega Millions and Powerball offer $1 million for all those who match the main numbers, but not the Powerball, respectively the Mega Ball. This is the case for a good number of our winners, who became millionaires overnight using our services. One of them is P. from Quebec. Wondering if there is any way he could play Powerball legally without having to travel to the US each time there is an appealing jackpot, he did a bit of research. He found out that, thanks to theLotter,  you can play and even win Powerball without even stepping foot in America. Luckily, his dream of becoming an American lottery winning came true, although he did miss the jackpot by one number.

10 Incredible Lottery Facts

f you think winning the lottery is impossible, read on, stranger things have happened! Not only does the lottery make dreams come true and change lives forever, but it also has some incredible stories, facts, and drama of its own. Dive into 10 of the most incredible things about the lottery that you did not know and take a moment to appreciate all the drama and excitement that the lottery creates.

Then, go create some excitement of your own by playing the lottery!

10 Incredible Lottery Facts

1. Not checking or losing a lottery ticket cost someone big-time

The world record for largest unclaimed lottery prize goes to a EuroMillions ticket sold in the UK worth £63,837,543.60. The draw date was 8 June 2012, so even if someone finds the ticket now, it will be of no use to them. All unclaimed National Lottery prizes go toward its Good Causes fund.

2. A $590 million lesson in politeness

We’re taught to always be polite and respectful, especially to our elders. Mindy Crandall took this lesson to heart and let 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie cut in line at a grocery store in Florida. One of the things on both ladies’ shopping list was a Powerball ticket. Because of the line jump, Mackenzie won $590 million. Crandall says she doesn’t regret a thing because it taught her daughter an important lesson about kindness. To save yourself from this scenario, skip the grocery line and play Powerball online!

3. One very accurate fortune cookie made lottery history

In 2003, 110 tickets matched the second-highest Powerball prize division. Normally Powerball expects the amount of winners to be zero to four per draw, so they suspected fraud. What they found was much more interesting than a case of lottery tampering – a lucky fortune cookie had been making the rounds in Chinese restaurants across the country and people played the cookie’s lucky numbers. 89 ticket holders won $100,000 and 21 won $500,000 because they chose the Power Play which multiplied their winnings. An important lesson learned… cookies are good for you!

4. The Low Countries are lottery pioneers

The first lotteries on record which offered tickets in exchange for cash prizes were held in the Netherlands and Belgium in the 15th century. One of the first lotteries with a complete record was held in 1445 in L’Ecluse (modern-day Sluis). The lottery offered a prize of 1,737 florins (roughly $170,000 in today’s money) and sold over 4,300 tickets. Most revenues were used to build town infrastructure or help the poor.

5. The word ‘lottery’ is a multi-cultural mashup

Since lottery evolved into its modern form – selling tickets for a potential cash prize win – in the Netherlands and Belgium, it is no surprise that the English word ‘lottery’ originates from the Dutch word ‘lot’ which means ‘fate’. ‘Lotto’ originates from Italian – the first post-Roman Empire lottery in Italy was held in Milan in 1449.

6. Even Vatican City has lotteries!

Even Vatican City has lotteries!At first the papacy was against lotteries in Rome. Popes Innocent XI and XII threatened excommunication against Catholics that participated in the Italian lotteries, but the lotteries were still as popular as ever with the public. In 1732, the Holy See led by Pope Innocent XIII finally permitted the establishment of an official Roman lottery. Centuries later, the Vatican has more than warmed up to lotteries. Pope Francis, the current pope, held a lottery — with funds going to charity – in January 2015. He just announced a second lottery with a 30 July draw date. The tickets are only 10 euros each, however you’ll have to go to a Vatican pharmacy, post office, supermarket, or bookshop if you want to enter.

7. The British Museum was created by lottery funds – and still benefits!

One of the world’s best museums was made possible because of the lottery! In 1753, England formed a lottery with the museum’s creation in mind. More than 250 years later, the museum still receives funding in the form of Heritage Lottery Fund grants. The Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to many British institutions with proceeds from the National Lottery.

8. Lotteries are a whole lot older than you think

While no one can say definitively when lotteries began, they certainly are not a new concept. The earliest forms of lottery can be traced as far back as 100 B.C. in Ancient Rome and the Han Dynasty in China. This means that lotteries have been a part of human history for at least 2,114 years!

9. The United States of America was a lottery-funded project

The founding fathers of the US were founding fans of the lottery! Benjamin Franklin established a lottery to pay for a cannon in Philadelphia. George Washington set up many lotteries, though they never succeeded. Thomas Jefferson set up a private lottery to pay off debts. And in 1776, the Continental Congress established lotteries in order to fund the Colonial Army. No wonder Mega Millions and Powerball are so popular – playing the lottery is as patriotic as bald eagles and baseball!

10. Sometimes lightning does strike twice or thrice

Sometimes lightning does strike twice or thriceA man in Florida, James Bozeman Jr., won the Florida Lotto twice with tickets purchased at the same 7-Eleven convenience store; his total winnings are $13 million. A couple in Virginia won the lottery three times in one month; they won $1 million with a Powerball ticket on 12 March 2014, then won $50,000 on 26 March with a Virginia Lottery Pick 4 ticket, and yet another $1 million with a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket the very next day! In Norway, three members of the Oksnes family won the lottery three times in six years. There are many other examples of lottery luck to prove that people can win the lottery more than once!

The lottery has a rich and incredible history that has made for some dramatic and unbelievable stories. However, the story that you’re most interested in is your own! Give yourself a chance to make lottery history by playing the lottery online with thelotter now!

7 Books About the Lottery that Will Make an Excellent Read

There have been countless books about the lottery over the years, but only few of them have managed to capture the truly important aspects of game. In this article, we have gathered seven of the best lottery books of all time so that you can see the many ways that the lottery can shape a story. So, take a look at our selection of books and enjoy these fascinating lottery stories!

7 Books About the Lottery that Will Make an Excellent Read

The Lottery – Shirley Jackson

Published in the New York Times back in 1948, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” became one of the most beloved American short stories of all time. Set in a fictional American town, the story is centered on a mysterious lottery that was held here every single year to bring a “good harvest”.

As Jackson reveals more about the people living in the town and the importance of the lottery, it soon becomes apparent that this was nothing like traditional lotteries such as the play US Powerball or the Mega Millions. This was an event that people were not looking forward to, but actually dreading.

The suspense builds on further and further up until the year’s lottery draw, where you will get to find out the unexpected turn that this game takes. Get ready for a complex psychological story that will grip you from its very first words and keep you guessing up until the end. This is one book about the lottery that you do not want to miss.

Lucky You – Carl Hiaasen

Lucky You – Carl HiaasenWhen JoLayne Lucks wins the lottery, she is overwhelmed with enthusiasm because she finally had the resources to stop a nearby forest from being turned into a shopping mall. But little does she know that her amazing win will put her at great risk.

JoLayne is not the only winner of the draw, which means that she is entitled to half of the $28 million prize. The other owners of the winning tickets are Bode Gazzer and his friend, Chub, two thugs who are not keen on sharing their lottery prize.

They beat up JoLayne and steal her lottery ticket so that they can collect the entire jackpot. The only man that she can turn to is Tom Krome, a journalist who came to Grange, Florida to get an interview with JoLayne. To find out if she manages to get her winning ticket back and save the forest, you have to read Carl Hiaasen’s book.

Heartbreaker Breaks by Paloma Meir

Heartbreaker Breaks by Paloma MeirPaloma Meir’s bestseller tells the story of a beautiful woman named Faye, who simply had it all: a loving husband, two adorable daughters, and a thriving business. But one day, Faye wins a big lottery jackpot, which makes her see her entire life in a different light.

Since her husband, Adam, is not particularly money savvy, he is quite easily influenced by the lottery windfall. Faye eventually gets to the point where she has to tiptoe around her husband and get involved in secret endeavours just to protect the lottery fortune.

This is how she ends up meeting Nick, a young man she is drawn to in spite of any logical explanation. The time spent with him will make Faye have some valuable realizations about how happy she truly is in her perfect life.

The Winner by David Baldacci

The Winner by David BaldacciBaldacci’s lottery book is a gripping story about the lengths that people would go to when faced with the right circumstances. Impoverished mother LuAnn Tyler lives in a trailer park and she struggles greatly to make ends meet. One day, her friend, Jackson tries to get her involved in his plan to con the National Lottery, but LuAnn refuses to have anything to do with it.

But she is soon left without the luxury of choice, as she is falsely accused of murder. In her new situation, she is obligated to take part in Jackson’s lottery plan. The plot turns out perfectly, and LuAnn gets the money she needs to be safe, but this also means that she must leave the US.

Ten years later, LuAnn is forced to come back to America, which puts her at great risk from Jackson. With no one to turn to, her only hope is a man named Matthew Riggs, whose story is a thrilling tale. Read “The Winner” to find out how this thrilling novel ends and we promise it is going to be a real page-turner.

An Embarrassment of Riches by Gerald Hansen

An Embarrassment of Riches by Gerald HansenUrsula Barnett and her husband, Jed, strike big when they win the Irish National Lottery. But while this windfall promises to solve all of their past and future financial problems, it ends up creating a family feud of epic proportions.

After their lottery win, they move to Ursula’s hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland, where they reunite with her family. Unfortunately, this also includes Ursula’s incredibly greedy sister-in-law, Fionnuala Flood, who begins to plot against her in the hope of getting her money.

Fionnuala’s life is a sad story. Between an alcoholic husband, seven utterly difficult children, and two jobs, her motivation to get Ursula’s money is iron strong. So, she develops a complex plan to rally the entire family against Ursula and she will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. Find out how this gripping story ends in Gerald Hansen’s suspense-filled novel.

Lottery by Patricia Wood

Lottery by Patricia WoodUnlike other books about the lottery, Patricia Wood’s novel provides readers with a unique take on luck and financial winnings. Lottery is written from the perspective of a man with an IZ of 76. His name is Perry L. Crandall and his life has not been easy, as he is borderline clinically retarded. Perry was raised by his grandmother, who has thought him some essential guidelines to get him through life.

Unfortunately, this is all that Perry is left with when she dies, and he now has to get through life all on his own. The rest of Perry’s family end up swindling him out of the house that he inherited from his grandmother. Left homeless and penniless, Perry finds help with some friends who stand beside him and help him find a job and place to live.

Then, in an entirely unexpected stroke of luck, Perry wins a huge lottery prize worth $12 million, which put him at risk for brand new plots from his ill-willing family. Suddenly surrounded by friends with unclear intentions, Perry must rely on the guidelines that his grandmother has thought him to get through the unexpected complications brought on by his lotto fortune.

You Never Know:Tales of Tobias, And Accidental Lottery Winner by Lilian Duval

You Never Know:Tales of Tobias, And Accidental Lottery Winner by Lilian DuvalLilian Duval’s novel is book about the lottery unlike any of the ones in our list. It is a psychological drama about the chances we all get in life. The title character, Tobias, is a man who life has not treated kindly. His main aspiration growing up is to get a college education, but this becomes almost impossible when both of his parents are killed in a car accident and he is left to care for his younger brother, who was mentally ill.

Tobias is suddenly cast into a life of hardships, dead-end jobs, and an endless struggle to make ends meet. With no hope of ever getting to college, Tobias gives up on his academic expectations. Then, one day as he reaches his late thirties, something entirely unexpected happens.

Tobias wins the lottery, which changes absolutely everything for him. But even with the necessary resources to fix all the issues he has been struggling with, is Tobias still able to change his life in a significant way?

So, which one of these books about the lottery would you be tempted to read? Will it be Shirley Jackson’s thrilling tale, Baldacci’s psychological novel, Paloma Meir’s love story, or Carl Hiaasen’s action-filled book? Whichever one you choose, you are bound to experience the lottery like no other time before. Enjoy!

5 Life-Changing Lottery Wins

There are times in life when it seems that you need a miracle to get out of a complicated situation. This was the case of the people we are about to tell you in this article. After life put them up for quite the challenge, they were lucky enough to get their miracle in the form of a lottery win. Their stories will help you remember that even in the worst of situations, having a sparkle of hope could be enough to ignite a roaring flame of good luck.

5 Life-Changing Lottery Wins

1. The Bill Morgan Story

37-year old truck driver Bill Morgan stared death in the face when he got into a massive car accident. Bill was clinically deceased for 14 minutes before the doctors managed to get his heart started again. Unfortunately, this put him into a deep coma that his doctors did not expect him to recover from. In fact, they had recommended that he be taken off life support twice before he surprisingly woke up.

He had been in a coma for 12 days, but when he woke up, he was completely fine, in spite of the overwhelming possibility of brain damage due to the extended time of his clinical death. After his near-death experience, Bill decided to make some drastic changes in his life. He gave up truck driving and proposed to his long-term girlfriend.

Bill was so thrilled when she accepted that he decided to buy a scratch-off ticket. Much to his surprise, he won a car worth AUS$17,000. Then, given his impressive story, the local Melbourne news decided to do a feature on him.

They wanted to do a small reenactment of the moment when Bill’s winning scratch, so he got another ticket. While the reporters were aiming for footage of a man who finds out he had won a car, they got an entirely different thing, as the ticket for the short clip was worth a whopping $250,000.

“I just won $250,000. I’m not joking!”, Bill told the reporters. Then he called his fiancée to tell her that they would now be able to buy a house. Bill’s tremendous double win gave him and his partner the boost they needed for a massive new start in life.

 just won $250,000. I’m not joking

2. The Juan Rodriguez Story

Juan Rodriguez’s life was not on the right track back in 2004 when he filed for bankruptcy. He only had 75 cents in his bank account and a $50 bill and he decided to invest it all in tickets for the New York Lottery. This was probably the best decision he had ever made in his life because this made all of his financial problems disappear, as if by magic.

Juan won a whopping $145 million which would turn his entire life around. To add to his huge stroke of luck, his bankruptcy claim was resolved on the same day of the lucky lottery draw. Ironically, as per financial laws, he was absolved of all his debts to various creditors, which amounted to approximately $45,000.

“Today he’s going to start living the rest of his dream as the richest man in New York Lottery history”, said New York Lottery director Nancy Palumbo in a press conference after the draw. It only took five lucky numbers and the Mega Ball and Juan Rodriguez’ life was changed entirely.

Today he's going to start living the rest of his dream as the richest man in New York Lottery history

3. The Marie Holmes Story

Marie Holmes had a very challenging life as she had to provide for her four children. The single mother worked impressive hours and struggled tremendously for years to make ends meet, but she kept a solid habit out of playing the US Powerball lottery. It seems that her hope for a better life fueled an unexpected windfall, as she won a huge jackpot worth $188 million in 2015.

After her seemingly endless struggle, Marie got the chance to provide a plentiful life not only to her children, but to her entire family. In fact, setting up college funds for all of her young family members was her most important plan for her lottery money.

Marie also decided to donate a generous amount of money to her local church because she wanted to use her lottery win to improve the lives of others in need as well. Her story is proof that aspiring to a better future and investing time in this could actually help turn things around.

4. The Joe Palmarchuck Story

Joe Palmarchuck and his wife Phillis were struggling with financial issues after they were forced into early retirement due to injuries they had sustained. Then, they lost their house in Tennessee to foreclosure in spite of renovations worth thousands of dollars they had made.

They finally had to file for bankruptcy and they had a yard sale to raise money for new housing. The Palamarchucks then moved to Berryton, Mecosta County in a trailer home that Joe’s daughter offered them.

A couple of years later, the Palmachucks finally got some very good news when they found out that they had won $1 million in the lottery. They had to borrow money to travel to Tennessee to claim their prize, but in the end, it all worked out for them.

They got the traditional oversized check, which they deposited in the bank and a $1,000 on the spot payment so that they can get home. After their big win, Joe went on to play the lottery on a regular basis, which brought them a second lottery win two years later.

After winning $1 million in 2011, the Palmarchucks won a whopping $1.35 million in 2013 in the Classic 47 Michigan Lottery. Their second win compensated for all of the hardship they have had to endure and helped them get the life they had always dreamed of.

the Palmarchucks won a whopping $1.35 million in 2013 in the Classic 47 Michigan Lottery

5. The Pearlie Smith Story

Pearlie Smith is a mother of seven and she always went out of her way for her family. One day, she had a dream about the winning numbers for the Powerball lottery and she decided to actually play them. While Pearlie usually used birthdays, anniversaries, or just random numbers for the lottery, this time she used the numbers in her dream.

This turned out to be a very wise decision because those numbers brought her one of the largest jackpots in lottery history. Pearlie Smith won a whopping $429.6 million in the Powerball, which changed her life and that of her entire family.

The Smiths eventually opted for the $284 million cash option and they divided the money among them equally. The only expectation that they had from their new lottery winner lifestyle is that it would change them for the better.

Playing the lottery can bring about some tremendous changes that can make a significant difference in your life. It is not only the shortest path to being a millionaire, but also one of the best possible ways to remain hopeful. So, put in your lottery tickets and maybe you will get a life-changing win of your very own one day. Good luck!

Winning the Lottery Twice: It’s Possible!

Imagine winning one of those huge US Powerball jackpots ! Who needs more than that, you might think. Well, some people continue playing even after they won and some of them really strike it lucky for the second and even third or fourth time. So, winning the lottery twice – it is definitely possible! While they will not show you how to attract luck in lottery, the stories below will prove that you can win the lottery more than once.

Luck Strikes Twice for Generous Illinois Woman!

winning the lottery twiceSuffice it to say that Rosaura Macias felt very blessed a few years back, when she won $250,000 in a Mega Millions drawing. The lucky Illinois woman was all too happy to share the winnings with family and friends. ‘Lightning’ struck again in November 2014, when Mrs. Macias won $300,000 in her state’s Lucky Day Lotto drawing, prompting her to once again show her generosity and thanks, and help out where she can.

Hailing originally from Mexico, Rosaura, 67, is married and has three sons. At the time of the winning, she was planning to share the winnings with not only them, but also with her husband, mother-in-law, and friends. Though she was only an occasional ticket-buyer, the lucky winner will, no doubt, step up her game and make this a regular occurrence, hoping to get lucky once again. Asked what her secret was, she responded only be saying “I believe in the power of giving”.

Gambles Bets On Basketball Jerseys Numbers

Larry Gambles from Chicago played the lottery using the numbers on the jerseys of his high school basketball team. This strategy paid off, and not only once. It first brought him a nice prize of $50,000. Then, in June 2016, Gambles hit the Lucky Day jackpot, scooping $1.05 million. “I’ve been playing the same numbers ever since. I can’t believe they paid off again!” said Gambles the day he went to pick up his big win.

Is playing with the same numbers draw after draw the winning strategy? Each lottery fan has their own opinion in this respect. Some go for Quick Pick numbers, others bet on they Lucky Numbers all the way. If you belong to the second category, theLotter has an easy solution for you: you can save your Lucky Numbers in your account, and use them any time you feel like.

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Lucky South African Hit the Jackpot Twice

A lucky South African from Limpopo beat the jackpot winning odds of 24 million to one twice in seven years: first in 2002, when he scooped R11 million, and for the second time in 2009, when he took the jackpot home again, the cash amount being R30 million this time. He decided not to reveal his identity, but the South African lottery officials depicted him as a successul business man, with an already comfortable financial situation. As for his plans regarding the wins, he talked about investing in real estate and property development.

Quebec Man’s Passion for the Lottery Makes Him a Double Winner

Jules Parent of Quebec loves the lottery, so he’s been playing the game for quite a while. With an investment of only $3.20, Mr. Parent won a whopping $1,222,069 in the Canadian lottery. While this is reason enough for celebration all on its own, the lucky Canadian was celebrating his second lottery win. Back in 2008, he won yet another $1,000,000 prize. His big plans for his lottery fortune include buying a new home. “It won’t be a castle, but it will be in the modern style”, he said. Mr. Parent also intends to keep on playing the lottery. Considering his enormous luck in the game, who knows how many more prizes he could win in the future?

Canadian woman hits the jackpot twice in just 4 years

Despite all the talks about unfavourable winning odds, hitting the jackpot can happen. It actually happens every day all over the world. But one Canadian resident recently proved that things can go even further and it is possible for the same person to hit the jackpot twice in less than 5 years! In October of 2007 Ann Lepine shared an $11,000,000 Lotto 6/49 prize with her then husband. This was, at the time of her win, the largest jackpot to ever be awarded in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

If that wasn’t lucky enough, she took home another $7.6 million lottery jackpot on February 26, 2011. Two hours after purchasing a Lotto 6/49 quick-pick ticket, Lepine logged on to the Western Canada Lottery Corp. website to check the drawing results to discover that she had won, matching her 6 numbers with all 6 winning numbers. After a friend in Fort Smith double-checked her numbers with the winning numbers, her winning ticket was confirmed.

Coincidentally, two days later (on a Monday) it was Lepine’s last day of work – and this not because of her winning the jackpot, but her one-year work contract just happened to expire the same week she won the lottery! “It’s kind of surreal; I guess, is what it is,” “I just still can’t believe it. I still keep on looking at the ticket and saying, you know, ‘I actually won $7.6 million’”.

Indeed, you can’t win if you don’t play. Or, in Ann Lepine’s words: “You got to buy a ticket in order to win.”

The luck of the Irish: winning the lottery 9 times

The luck of the Irish: winning the lottery 9 times

A Dublin couple who preferred to keep their identity away from the public, and for a good reason did it: they proved that if you know how to attract lottery luck, you can win more than once. They won the Match 5 prize 9 times already, and in June 2016, they collected a cheque of €113,661 for having matched five numbers and the bonus. In their statements to the press, they said they will keep playing Ireland Lotto as they felt they are “getting closer and closer to the jackpot.” With such a luck, we recommend them to subscribe to their favorite lottery to make sure they never miss a draw.

Could a Psychic Win the Lottery?

Comedian Jay Leno asked a question that may have crossed your mind as well. “How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery?” After all, psychics are supposed to be people with extraordinary mental abilities, enabling them to perceive events before they actually take place. You can call them clairvoyants or fortune tellers – they are supposed to see the future, no? If anyone has the supernatural power capable of determining the numbers of a lottery draw before it takes place, it would be a psychic.

And yet, you never see that headline!

Could a Psychic Win the Lottery?

Is this because psychics can’t actually predict the winning lottery numbers? Or possibly because they decide to remain anonymous after their wins?

Contrary to what you might think, there have been occasions when psychics accurately predicted lottery results before the draws took place. Let’s take a look.

Psychics predict lottery wins

Consider the story of Carolyn O’Brien, a woman from Connecticut who claimed a $3 million lottery prize in May 2017. O’Brien said that she had her fortune read by a psychic many years ago and the psychic suddenly grabbed her hand and told her, “I see you with a check in your hand cheering ‘I did it!”

Carolyn O'Brien, a woman from Connecticut who claimed a $3 million lottery prize in May 2017

In another example, Jill Childs, a psychic from the city of Chelmsford, predicted her client Lynne Groves would never have to worry about money again. That was in October 2015. Just four months later, Groves won a £ 1 million Lotto jackpot. Groves is still buying lottery tickets as the clairvoyant apparently told her she will win another million!

Why don’t psychics win the lottery?

Who says a psychic has never won the lottery? Here’s an example of someone who did!

In August 2010, a British woman by the name of Ocean Kinge set up a lottery syndicate after her psychic powers predicted a big lottery win. She claimed she sensed ‘energies’ telling her to start that syndicate.

“Out of the blue one day I just said ‘let’s start a lottery syndicate because I’ve just got a really strong feeling we are going to win a big win at the end of the year’,” Kinge said. “’I said it was going to be a million pounds – don’t ask me how, I just knew.” If this ‘energy’ was so strong, why didn’t Kinge buy the lottery tickets on her own? “I don’t know. I just had a feeling it had to be in a syndicate,” she said.

Sure enough, the syndicate won £1 million in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle that year.

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Why can’t psychics win the lottery?

Sometimes, as we have seen, a psychic foresees a big lottery win for a client. And if the psychic really wants to be helpful, they encourage the client to buy their lottery tickets so that their prediction will come true.

People sometimes have a gut feeling that they need to play the lottery but in the case of 54-year-old Kevin Millard from California, it was a repeated message from an online psychic that got him to purchase his tickets.

Millard had been using the psychic’s services on a free trial run and he planned to cancel the connection. But, the psychic wouldn’t leave him alone. “She would hit me periodically with messages saying ‘Your money’s coming. This year is a change for you.’” Millard said.

One of Millard’s Powerball tickets entitled him to a prize worth $1,009,368 in September 2015.

One of Millard's Powerball tickets entitled him to a prize worth $1,009,368 in September 2015

Why can’t psychics predict lottery numbers?

What does a psychic say about the ability to predict the lottery numbers before they are drawn? Erin Pavlina, according to her website, “is a world renowned intuitive counsellor who uses her psychic abilities to help her clients achieve what they desire in the realm of career, relationships, finances, health, spirituality, and more.”

Pavlina states, in no uncertain terms, that lottery numbers are randomly generated at the time of the drawing. A psychic can’t predict the numbers because they have not yet been selected. Furthermore, Pavlina states, psychics cannot actually predict the future!

What does a psychic say about the ability to predict the lottery numbers before they are drawn

For Pavlina, the bottom line is that lottery winners were not ‘meant’ to win when they play the lottery. “They are just lucky sons-of-bitches,” she says. “Their win was random.”

Do psychics actually need to win the lottery?

Maybe psychics don’t need to play, or win the lottery at all! If a person was truly a psychic and could foresee the future, that person would already know how to make a lot of money. That psychic probably earned a fortune by investing in the stock market. Therefore, purchasing a ticket to win a lottery jackpot worth a few million dollars is not worth a psychic’s time and, it probably wouldn’t even be worth the money.

There might be additional reasons why a psychic won’t play the lottery, or, better said, why a psychic is not allowed to play the lottery. Possibilities include:

** Psychics would prefer to avoid the publicity of a jackpot win and protect their anonymity.

** Psychics may be bound by some type of Hippocratic Oath which forbids them from using their powers for financial gain.

** Psychics may, in fact, be charlatans who make predictions based on the body language of their clients.

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So, could a psychic win the lottery?

The bottom line is most definitely yes! Of course they could! A psychic has as good a chance of winning the US Powerball, the Mega Millions, or any other lottery as you do! There are no favourites here. All players are equal when it comes to filling out the numbers on a lottery ticket. Lottery numbers are chosen randomly and no one, not even a psychic, can determine which numbers will come up in a draw.

In any case, one thing is certain, and this is as true for you as for anybody with supernatural powers. If you don’t play the lottery, you won’t win the lottery!