Monday, June 23, 2008

Luckiest person in the world (this week anyway)

How often does a person survive getting struck by lightning and then win the lottery the next day? My guess is not often.

However, 16-year-old BreAnna Helsel of Blanchard, Mich., recently accomplished that.

According to an Associated Press story, she was struck by lightning at her family home. After surviving that, officials at the hospital she was treated at suggested she buy a lottery ticket because she had been so lucky.

The next day her mother bought her a ticket and she won $20.

My advice to her is that she should quit while she is ahead.


Joltin' Django said...

That's incredible good luck/fortune. Now, here's a story 'bout bad ... well, just bad:

"A convicted sex offender has won $10m in the Massachusetts state lottery in the US, but could face jail for failing to tell police he had moved."

Anonymous said...

Lotteries are a big farce. For all they help, they hurt others.