Disastrous mistake by lottery pool club buyer turned out to be a Mega Millions miracle $1 million jackpot win

Disastrous mistake by lottery pool club buyer turned out to be a Mega Millions miracle $1 million jackpot win

Some of the Bus Busters lottery syndicate with their $1 million Mega Millions check yesterday. PHOTO: Michigan State Lottery

What could have been a disaster turned out to be the luckiest move for the Bus Busters lottery club. The woman who volunteered to buy the mix of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets for the draw had accidently messed up.

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A Frantic Search For This $1 Million Lost Lottery Ticket Is A Common Problem

A Frantic Search For This $1 Million Lost Lottery Ticket Is A Common Problem

The Seidens were very relieved to find their lost ticket to claim the $1 million jackpot from the Illinois Lottery on Friday. Photo: Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune

The number of news items where owners of a potentially vast lottery fortune have misplaced their tickets is becoming quite common.

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Neighbors Flock To Lucky Home To Wait For A MUSHROOM To Give Them Lottery Numbers

Neighbors Flock To Lucky Home To Wait For A MUSHROOM To Give Them Lottery Numbers

Thai lottery street sellers flock to the strange mushroom that has caused excitement in a Thai neighborhood. PHOTO

A rare Octopus Stinkhorn mushroom was discovered in the pot of a Bangkok houseplant and has become an object of worship and potential fortune as crowds line up to obtain their lucky lottery numbers from it.

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17 Strange Superstitions That People Use When They Play The Lottery

17 Strange Superstitions That People Use When They Play The Lottery

Isabel Zelaya of New York won $26 million dollars from the Mega Millions lotto drawing on "unlucky" Friday the 13th.

Actors, horse racers and sports players use superstitions to enhance their skills and win more often. But lottery plays by a different set of rules … more luck and systems than unusual beliefs and habits. Here’s a selection of age-old superstitions that a lot of people still think work:

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Officials Use Lotto Store Surveillance Footage To Shock Married Mother Of Two

Officials Use Lotto Store Surveillance Footage To Shock Married Mother Of Two

Kathryn Jones with lottery officials. She was shocked and pleased to learn how they tracked her down for this interview.

A mother-of-two from Canada was stunned when lottery officials knocked on her door and informed her she had won $50 Million in Canadian dollars (US$47 million).

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Stranger Than Fiction - How To Increase Your Odds Of Winning The Lottery Twice

Stranger Than Fiction - How To Increase Your Odds Of Winning The Lottery Twice

Two in a million! New York winner Bruce Magistro won a $1 million prize twice in a 4 year period.

If it happened once, that would not be very interesting. But if it happened twice, then you would start to sit up and take notice. I'm talking about winning the jackpot or other large prizes twice. Or the same numbers coming up again.

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