We all hope that good fortune goes with us when we gamble – whether at online casinos, land slot parlors or home poker games. Good luck is just as important as skill elements in many games you play – sometimes even more important when dealing with games based solely on luck. There are many theories and superstitions based on bringing good fortune but nobody knows what – if anything – increases your fortunes.
Here are some of the strangest tales of luck which have come my way:
- A church in Nebraska exploded in 1950 and, amazingly, nobody was injured. The explosion took place 5 minutes after the 15-man choir was due to start rehearsals but in an amazing twist of fortune, all of them were late for practice that evening. It wasn’t even one single reason that made them all late – some had car trouble, a couple wanted to finish their ironing and one woke up late from an afternoon nap. These random reasons can only be put down to good fortune – and definitely saved their lives!
- A waitress in Yonkers New York received the biggest tip ever – over $140,000 a year for a 20 year period. The young lady offered such friendly service that a policeman who ordered from her promised her that if he hit the lottery, he’d give her half the winnings. The waitress chose three numbers on the lottery ticket and the policeman the other three and, amazingly, they hit the jackpot! Each took home $3 million in prize money. Moral of the story: Be nice – it could change your fortune :)
- In 1995, a couple from Texas used the numbers predicted in a fortune cookie to purchase lottery tickets – and won. Amazingly, the husband went in to purchase a ticket, using the same numbers, and a little while later, his wife did the same, also using the fortune cookie numbers. When the numbers came up, they both won and pocketed over $1.6 million.
- And, finally, a tale of misfortune. A 73 year old who won $76,000 on a game show lottery was run down by a car less than four hours after his massive winning. Incredibly, the man said that he was planning to buy a car with his new found fortune….