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These Big Wins Will Blow Your Mind

Here are the stories of 5 unbelievable prize winners that will make your jaw drop. Enjoy!

1. The Grandma who had a 154-roll lucky streak

What are the chances of rolling a pair of dice 154 times continuously at a craps table without throwing a seven? The answer is roughly 1 in 1.56 trillion, and on May 23 Patricia Demauro, a New Jersey grandmother, beat those odds at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Demauro’s 154-roll lucky streak, which lasted four hours and 18 minutes, broke the world records for the longest craps roll and the most successive dice rolls without “sevening out.”

Demauro declined to revealhow much money she won, but gambling experts estimate that if she made good bets, her winnings were probably in the hundreds of thousands; expert bets would have put them in the millions. Demauro spent the rest of their holiday weekend in Atlantic City, and even returned to the same craps table two nights later — but only as spectators. “The expectations were too high,” she says. “I wasn’t ready to be the shooter again.”

2. The Man Who Escaped Death 6 Times Before Winning Lotto

A 74-year old Croatian man won $1 million in 2003 – but his long history of lucky escapes is far more interesting. His extraordinary run of luck began in 1962 when a train he was taking derailed into an icy river, killing 17 passengers but leaving him mostly unscathed. The next year, he was forced to jump from a falling plane and managed to land safely in a haystack. In 1966, while travelling on a bus, he managed to escape unharmed when it crashed into a river. In 1970 and again in 1973, he narrowly escaped death when both of his cars blew up. He managed to spend two decades in safety before being hit by a bus in 1995. Finally, in 1996, he was forced to drive off a cliff to escape an oncoming truck, but was caught safely in a tree. After winning lotto, the man said that he could be considered “the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s luckiest man” – and he prefers the latter.

3. The babysitter who won $2.4 million on her first trip to Las Vegas

In 2008, Jessica Agbunag, a baby sitter who graduated from high school six years ago, was in Las Vegas with her boyfriend and family in remembrance of her grandmother’s birthday. Her grandmother was a frequent visitor to Las Vegas who loved slot machines.

At first, the Wheel of Fortune machines were good to Agbunag. Twice, she won much smaller amounts earlier that week at the same casino. But one day, she inserted $16 into a Mega-Jackpot machine from the California Hotel and Casino and it hit the big prize; she won $2.4 million on her very first trip to Las Vegas.

4. The Homeless Man Who Spent His Last Money On A Winning Lotto Ticket

A 55-year old man went from living on the streets of Hungary to having his pick of accommodation anywhere in the world – all thanks to a last chance lotto ticket which brought him $2.8 million. The man was waiting at a train station when he decided to spend his last few coins on a lotto ticket. It was a gamble that changed his life forever when he matched all 7 winning numbers. The windfall meant he was able to buy homes for his three children and a car for the family, but there was no spending spree for this cautious man. “I have become rich but I have not become a different person,” he said.

5. The Woman Who Dreamed The Winning Numbers And Won Twice

An 86-year old woman from Toronto, Canada was lucky enough to win a Division 1 prize worth over $8,000,000 in September 2006 – but she simply stunned lottery officials when she revealed she had a second ticket at home with the same winning numbers, bringing her total winnings to $16.4 million. She credited her massive stroke of luck to a dream in which she saw the winning numbers. After purchasing her original ticket, she felt so confident that she bought a second $20 ticket on the day of the Lotto 6/49 draw – and her gamble paid off. “I should pay more attention to my dreams!” she said later.

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