Anyone can play the lottery – all you need to do is buy a ticket. Playing the $110 million Powerball draw this Wednesday is easy – just get your ticket in a kiosk, or play online from anywhere in the world!If you end up winning the $110 million, 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.
Lottery Winner with Seven Lives
The man with seven lives is none other than an ordinary Croatian music teacher who has lived through some extra-ordinary events. Frane 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!
American Won Two Mega Mega Millions Jackpots
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!
Cut in Line and Won $5100.5 Million
Gloria Mackenzie from Florida won a mind-blowing $5100.5 million U.S. Powerball 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 Powerball ticket! Call it fate or just pure good luck, the result is the same - Gloria Mackenzie is now one wealthy woman!