An australian man suffered from am heart attack in an accident and spent 15 days in a coma. To celebrate his miraculous recovery, he bought a lottery ticket and won a $30,000 car. When asked to reenact the win by local news, he agreed and bought another scratch card. He won $250,000.
An English garbage man won the lottery for 10 million pounds (25 mill USD in today’s money), lost all of it then 8 years later reapplied for his old job as a garbage man.
Americans spend around $72B in lottery tickets every year, with the chances of winning being less likely than getting attacked by a shark, being killed by a vending machine, being elected president, being struck by lightning, coming down with the plague, or being killed by a falling coconut.
In 2002, a man found a way to crack the lottery in the US state of Michigan using math and probability. He figured out that if he bought a certain amount of tickets that he would certainly make a profit. He and his wife Marge ended up making millions of dollars. He ended up making 3 million dollars in total. When the lottery of his home town shut down, he moved to another state and continued.
A British woman pranked her husband by pretending she had won the lottery. Three weeks later she actually won the lottery.
A man won the $5.5 million state lottery but had to forfeit the winnings because he bought the ticket with the proceeds of selling 36 grams of cocaine to a federal informant.
In 1984, a regular at a pizzeria asked his waitress for help choosing his lottery numbers. He won, came back, and tipped her $3 million.
A lottery winner wore a scream mask to collect his one million so that his relatives won’t take his money.
In Taiwan, every receipt for every store in the country is also a ticket to a government-run lottery with top prizes worth up to US$300,000.
In 2005, a Chinese man found that he could still buy lottery tickets within a 5 minute window after the winning numbers were announced. this allowed him to win over $4 million. when chinese authorities caught on, he was sentenced to life in prison.