Anyone can play the lottery – all you need to do is buy a ticket. Playing the $403 million Powerball this week is easy – just get your ticket in a kiosk, or play Powerball online from anywhere in the world!
If you end up winning the massive jackpot, you’ll join a long list of eccentric characters. Take the three lottery players below for example. They scooped up millions, but they also experienced incredible events leading up to their lottery wins.
The man with nine lives is none other than an ordinary Croatian music teacher who has lived through some extra-ordinary events. Frano Selak survived a derailed train crash, has been sucked from an airplane, survived a bus crash into a river, escaped his flame-ridden car (twice!), has been hit by a bus, and survived accidently driving off a cliff. Then, in 2003, he was the lucky winner of $1 million in the Croatian lottery!
In 2003, Stephen Cooke won a $13.3 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot – twice! When he went to claim his prize, he suddenly remembered that he had bought another ticket with the same numbers!
Luckily it worked out for Stephen, but billions in prizes go unclaimed. This doesn’t, however, happen to online players, as they are paid out automatically! There are many players who have had a double dose of lottery luck like Stephen, winning more than one huge jackpot prize! Will you be one of them?
Gloria Mackenzie from Florida won a mind-blowing $590.2 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot in 2013. A kind woman let the old lady ahead of her in the Quick Pick line and (unintentionally) let her purchase the winning Mega Millions ticket! Call it fate or just pure good luck, the result is the same - Gloria Mackenzie is now one wealthy woman!
They say fact is crazier than fiction, and most of us have crazy-but-true stories to share. Wouldn’t you like to add a jackpot-winning story to your autobiography? You don't need to have seven lives, to have two winning tickets, or even to cut in line to win - simply buy a ticket at your local store or play the biggest lotteries online and wait for the numbers to be drawn.
Regardless of whether you play the $403 million Powerball online or the old-fashioned way, we wish you lots of fun and luck!
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