Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky?
That was NOT the case for Kelsey Zachow from Port Huron, Michigan!!
The 24-year-old single mother guessed the right numbers for the winning ticket for a huge $66 million Mega Millions jackpot, and she bought the ticket on that supposedly unlucky day back in June.
And the funny thing was it took her ten days to realize she was a millionaire!
This past Saturday Zachow finally collected her prize - which after taxes comes out to about $27 million - and she explained how her purse was filled with lottery tickets which hampered her ability to realize she had won.
Here's what happened when a store clerk finally broke the good news to her! She said in a statement:
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After hitting the $1 mil jackpot, Urooj Khan thought the world was his oyster.
The day after the state cut him an oversized check for his winnings, the Illinois resident died! Of cyanide poisioning!
Ugh!! It's like a deleted lyric from Alanis Morissette's Ironic!
Everyone initially assumed the 46-year-old man died of natural causes, but, when an unspecified relative came forward and asked police to investigate further, it lead them to traces of the poison.
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You had a better chance of being struck by lightning, but the odds were certainly in the favor of THREE very lucky Mega Millions ticket holders last night, who who all selected the winning numbers 02-04-23-38-46 - and will now share - the $640 million PRIZE!
Which means they'll be each taking home around $213 before taxes!
Apparently, the winning numbers were sold in Bed Rud, Illinois - by someone using Quick Pick to select his or her numbers - Baltimore County, Maryland - where someone picked up their ticket from the store, and then in Kansas!
Can U imagine just pretty much being handed that kind of money - out of EVERYONE who went nuts trying to win!
Congratulations are certainly in order!
Spend that moolah wisely, guys!
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Worst. Software Error. Ever.
Earlier this year, 26-year-old Swiss national Behar Merlaku tried his luck at a slot machine in an Austrian casino in the tiny town of Bregenz…and it did NOT go as planned.
The machine started ringing and flashing for Merlaku, and he was informed that he'd just won $57 million…until casino owners told him that there'd been a "software error" and they offered him $100 and a free meal as a consolation prize.
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Girl needs to change her name to lady luck! (She also needs to invite us along the next time she goes to Sin City!)
The Bellagio hotel is down $90,000 this week as Candy Spelling won big on one of their high limit slots. Taking a chance, she spun and won the $90K in one shot, and walked away a pretty happy gal.
This is not the first time Candy has won big though. In 2007 she
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