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Insta-Millionaires! First Time Lottery Winners

If you are still thinking about whether or not to play the lottery you should read these incredible stories about first time lottery players who won! Whether their stories truly are a case of beginners luck, or not, there is no reason that it couldn’t happen to you! Not everyone has to faithfully play the lottery for years before they are rewarded with a big payday. Once you read these incredible stories, you’ll want to join these lucky winners, too!

First Time Powerball Players Pocket $90 million

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They didn’t know it at the time, but Lisa and Everett Quam of Seattle, Washington would have something to be thankful for as they celebrated the American Thanksgiving holiday in 2014. As it turned out, one of the Powerball tickets they had bought on Thanksgiving was a $90 million jackpot winner in the draw on 29 November 2014!

Their story began when Lisa went to the market to get some last minute ingredients for the family’s Thanksgiving dinner. At the store, the cashier suggested to Lisa that she buy a Powrball ticket and take a chance on an incredibly high jackpot.

On a whim, Lisa agreed. She ended up buying two tickets that Thanksgiving day, one for her and one for her husband, which she stuck on her refrigerator and forgot about until Sunday night, well after the draw.

When Lisa decided to check her numbers, 25, 30, 32, 46, 54 and 26 she couldn’t believe what she saw: they had won the $90 million jackpot! “I yelled for (my family) to come upstairs,” Quam said at a news conference. “They all took turns checking the numbers and rechecking the numbers.”

Longtime Boeing employees, Everett as a mechanic and Lisa as an administrative assistant, the couple decided to quit their jobs and travel. They also made sure to set aside enough money to ensure that future generations would be well taken care of. The Quams donated generously to several charities including the Boy Scouts of America.

Lisa and Everett were the first Powerball jackpot winners in Washington state. Powerball is offered in 44 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Beginners Luck or Something Else

Tina Ferrone had what at first glance seems to be the ultimate stroke of beginners luck when she won CA$48 miilion on her first try playing Lotto Max in Ottawa, Canada on 24 March 2014.

"I thought it was CA$48,000 at first, I couldn't process what was happening," she said while picking up her prize in Toronto.

However, where Tina’s story diverges from the typical first timer beginner’s luck tale is in the fact that her husband Liam was diagnosed with cancer in January 2012 and had been unable to work as he underwent chemotherapy.

"It's been a long road, we didn't expect to get something like this," Liam said. "After all the dips we get a big boost."

Today, Liam’s cancer is in remission and Tina fulfilled her long-time dream of owning her own yoga studio.

First Time Mega Millions Player Wins Mega Prize

A 26 year old Maryland resident was driving home from his job as an IT consultant when he heard on the radio that the US Mega Millions jackpot was $363 million for the Tuesday 27 March, 2012 draw.

Never having bought a single lottery ticket in his life, the Maryland man decided to stop by a 7-11 and try his luck at the record Mega Millions prize. The man bought a seven-line entry, six of which were quick pick numbers and the seventh a series of randomly chosen numbers.

Later that same night the Maryland man checked his ticket to find out that his randomly selected 7th line had won him a $250,000 second prize in the Mega Millions draw!

“I kind of didn’t believe it at first,” he said. “I ran and woke up everyone in the house. My mom started laughing. Then we double checked and triple checked the ticket.”

Even then, he remained unconvinced of his big win. “I slept well — didn’t really think about it.”

First Time Winners on theLotter

TheLotter is no stranger to first time winners, several players have gotten lucky immediately after deciding to play it global with theLotter.

B.U. from the UK wanted to play American lotteries after hearing about the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot of March 2012, a record setting jackpot at the time that was not surpassed until Powerball’s $1.6 billion jackpot in January 2016. B.U. found theLotter after researching ways to play American lotteries online and started playing US Powerball. After only five entries, B.U. won the US Powerball $1 million second prize!

On 17 October 2012, M.S. from the US won $40,000 on his first try playing Powerball with theLotter! Not only was it M.S.’s first time playing Powerball with theLotter but he had also bought a ten-draw subscription entry! Safe to say that that investment paid off!

Most recently, K. from Holland won $15,000 playing Mega Millions with theLotter on his very first try! K. had plaid the national lottery, Staatsloterij, in Holland for years with no results. However, when K. decided to seek his lottery fortune abroad with theLotter his luck immediately changed!

Take a Chance!

As we’ve seen it is possible to win the lottery on your first try, or close to it. There is no reason that you cannot join these incredibly lucky first timers and pull off an impressive stroke of beginner’s luck of your own. Go ahead and get your online lottery tickets this instant and give yourself a chance at some beginners luck!