Most of us have some sort of “lucky numbers.” It could be important birthdays, dates or just numbers we like that we will use whenever we have to think of a number. Although some of us like to do a lucky dip draw of lottery numbers, others play the same numbers every week, believing them to be the ones that will eventually win. Let’s take a look at some people who have won using this system.
Colin and Chris Weir
The happy couple of 30 years won an incredible £161,653,000 back in 2011 which made them the biggest lottery winners and put them ahead of Sir Tom Jones on the Sunday Times Rich List!
Adrian and Gillian Bayford
Husband Adrian almost became a single man as he joked with wife Gillian that he had forgotten to buy the winning ticket when their numbers came up! Such is the peril of using the same numbers every week – you know if you’ve missed out! Thankfully he was only kidding, and the pair walked away with a huge £148,656,000.
Florida man Richard has not only been lucky once but has actually won lottery draws seven times! The winnings have ranged from a modest $18,000 right up to $842,000! In fact, he has even written a book called “Learn How to Increase your Chances of Winning the Lottery.” Richard’s lucky numbers are ones that have never won before, which he believes gives him more chance to win. Those seven winning tickets might suggest that he is on to something!
Norfolk resident Eric Tarry forgot to use his usual lucky numbers one week in 2008, and so had to resort to a lucky dip, which happened to win him a huge £7.6 million!
Billy’s win certainly isn’t the biggest, but it is one of the most interesting! Back in 2003, his pet chicken, then named Kiev managed to type five numbers on a calculator by pecking at the seed that had landed on it. Billy decided to use these numbers as his lotto ticket numbers and won £1,297! He later renamed the chicken Lucky!
So whether it’s life-long numbers finally coming up, an impromptu lucky dip or the psychic predictions of a farm animal, it’s safe to say that these big winners’ lucky numbers are even more fortunate now!