Everyone wants to be a winner. The dream of picking your lucky numbers and winning a massive jackpot is what keeps gamblers at the table, lotteries running every year, and casinos in the green. Even though it may seem like a far-fetched notion that someone might have their number come up, it does indeed happen. People around the world have seen their lives changed out of the blue when they decided to trust their luck and played numbers like their birthday, measurements, or just trusted what they saw printed on that tiny bit of paper in a fortune cookie. The following are some examples of people who won big by trusting their luck.
Richard Davis and Fortune Cookie
You might think of a fortune cookie as just a tasty snack after a plate of noodles, but to some it’s the most important part of the meal. For Richard Davis, his fortune cookie became very important when he was unable to decide his lottery and pulled out the little slip of paper from the cookie and saw the numbers 16, 70, 39, 12, 45, and 58. It turns out that these were the winning numbers for the lottery, and he played the number on nothing more than a gut feeling. As a result, he won a $10 million jackpot. This wasn’t the first time that someone managed to win some real money by playing fortune cookie numbers, as an unnamed woman in Southern California managed to win $400,000 in a similar way.
$50,000 for the Manchester Man
Sometimes the ability to cash in on a lucky number comes from being just plain stubborn, as was the case for a very lucky man from Manchester who played the same lucky numbers for an astounding 20 years! The mechanic later revealed that it was a number related to his job though he would not go into detail as to what the number actually was. He was very consistent in playing the number. However, right before he was going to play the number hew was considering changing his pattern, but he stuck to his guns and went ahead and played his favored number.
The Man from Christchurch
Here we have yet another person with a longtime lucky number and some real determination, who is an example of how that determination can pay off. This man had been having a run of bad luck for some time with an earthquake forcing him out of his home and into a rented apartment and all of his furniture remained stuck in the rubble of his ruined home. The tragedy overwhelmed him and left him without any options regarding stability and any future prospects. However, his luck turned when he went down and purchased a lotto ticket from the local grocers, used his old lucky number and won $1 million. Now his life is back on track, and he can afford to get new furnishing and reclaim what circumstance took from him.