How The Multiple Lottery Winners Do It

It may be true that there have been quite a few lotto winners who won their prizes through pure luck. However, there are also a good amount of winners who never relied on luck at all. What about those winners who are “lucky” enough to hit the jackpot more than once, do you think their good fortune is purely down to luck?

If you are wise enough to realise that something more than mere luck is playing a part in such success stories then you will want to read the remainder of this article.


Lotto Designs

The lottery is designed so that most people lose. In order to create big winners the odds must be heavily stacked against players. It is only the huge number of players that guarantee someone wins. However the odds of winning are so low that sometimes you can go weeks without a winner but you can change all that.

Using mathematics and a solid scientific approach it is possible to greatly increase your chances of having a winning lottery ticket.

If you are like other people and rely on a random pick to win the lottery you are stacking the odds against on in a monumentus way. Don’t make Fred’s mistake.

Many people play the lottery in a superstitious way believing falsely that they are following some sort of system – such as picking numbers that they feel are lucky or basing their numbers of certain dates. Statistically and mathematically speaking these systems have the same chance of winning as a randomly chosen set of numbers.

Any lottery ticket with numbers that have been chosen in any other way that is not based on a mathematical probability system is doomed to lose unless you are one of the luckiest people on the planet!

Bad Odds

For example in the UK National Lottery draw you must pick 6 winning numbers from a potential of 49. This means there are 49 numbers to choose from and you get to pick 6 and they must all be drawn for you to win the jackpot prize.

You have a fourteen million to one chance of winning the jackpot in this lottery.

These odds are so low that you have a better chance of dying than winning the jackpot.

Picking your lottery tickets the standard way is extremely unlikely to bring you wealth and riches. Just buying random lottery tickets will get you nowhere unless you are an extremely lucky person!

Beating Billions to 1

With average odds of 14 million to 1 on a pick 6 lottery and odds of 175,223,510 to 1 against winning a powerball jackpot it is no wonder eyebrows were raised when an Arizona couple won a million-dollar lottery jackpot twice.

Diane Carmichael and Kerry Carmichael were delighted when they won two and a half million dollars in the Arizona State Lottery back in 1995. But this was not to be the end of this Tempe couple’s luck. The odds of winning a lottery jackpot twice in 20 years are billions to 1 against. So such luck is much more than a once-in-a-lifetime event.


Is it All About Luck?

However, the Carmichael’s claim that it was not luck but pure persistent effort and following their own plan that brought the double win.

Just recently in 2013 Kerry and Diane won another $1,000,000 in Arizona. Beats working at MacDonald’s!

They Believed They Would Win

Kerry Carmichael, 64, stated that winning twice was down to luck but was due to their belief. She told reporters, “when we first won, it wasn’t, if we were going to win again, it was when”.

It seems that within the last two years the Carmichaels began feeling that another win was imminent.

In an attempt to ensure their belief manifested into reality they began spending on average $10,000 per year on lotto tickets. Although this sounds like a large amount of money you must remember that they had already won 2.5 million.

Diane Carmichael, 63, claims that it is persistence that helped them win twice.

The System

They follow a few rituals for picking their tickets and although they have a method they refused to divulge exactly how it worked.

They did say that they always buy their tickets from the same place in Phoenix.

Even after their double lotto wins the husband and wife team still live a fairly modest life with no big expenditures. They still drive cars that are over ten years old and do not even own a wide screen television set.

They plan to continue playing as Dianne believes there is still another win waiting for them.

I Won The Lottery but Want My Job Back at McDonald’s

July 2006 was an amazing month for young Luke Prittard and his fiancée Emma Cox. Both 23 year old Luke and 28 year old Emma won a staggering 1 and a half million pounds in the UK National Lottery.

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Unfazed by their new millionaire status Luke and Emma intended to keep their jobs at McDonalds but were soon hounded by the Press for continuing to work at, what many considered, such a low level job. Not exactly the dream life most people believe a lottery win would bring.

So after a lot of criticism the pair quit their full time server jobs at the McDonald’s outlet in Pontprennau in Wales.

Initially Emma was excited when the first three numbers on her ticket were drawn while she wasted the lottery live in television. She recalls “I saw the first three numbers and I thought, we’ve won a tenner,” referring to a match 3 guaranteed prize of £10. She continued, “then the next three came up. I was looking at the ticket thinking, no, it’s not real.”


Emma told how, on the day she had bought the lottery ticket, and returned to work she had noticed a “money spider” on crawling on her hand and suggested to her work colleague that she was going to win the lottery that night, “obviously believing it would never happen”, she said.

Enjoying the Winnings

Soon after winning their lottery prize the couple purchased a modern £230,000 home for themselves and their young daughter Chloe. Then they went on holiday to the Canary Islands fully intending to return to work in McDonald’s when they got home.

Pressured to Ditch the Job

Due to pressure from outside sources Emma and Luke felt compelled to leave the jobs they loved and settle down to enjoy life as lottery millionaires.

However, it took only 21 days before boredom kicked in and Luke wanted to do more with his life. “To be honest, there’s only so much relaxing you can do. I’m only young and a bit of hard work never did anyone any harm”, he stated.

Savvy Investors

Just because Luke wanted to return to McDonald’s doesn’t mean he is stupid or lacks business sense.

At the moment Emma and Luke earn more every month in interest from their properly saved winnings than Luke could ever hope to bring home from a fast-food job. He returned because he enjoys it.

Although Luke returned to work his partner Emma decided to stay at home and look after their daughter. “I totally understand it,” Emma told reporters. “We both really enjoyed working at McDonald’s and still have good friends there.”

Luke also commented that McDonald’s means more to the couple than most as that is where they first met and eventually became an item.

Did I really Win the Lottery or Just Dream It?

There are lots of people who have little rituals they use to pick their lottery numbers. Many people use significant dates top help them choose their entry lines. Others look for signs in the registration numbers of passing cars. There are even those who see recurring numbers in their life and believe they are being shown the lottery numbers by a “Higher Power”.

Then there are people who believe they dream the future often and that when they are shown lottery numbers in those dreams that they should play them.

It is a fact that there Are a lot of lotto winners who have made claims that they dreamt their winning numbers.


Sometimes these sleepy winners had their wins immediately after their prophetic dreams while other times they had to continue playing the same numbers over time before their dreams spookily became manifest as reality.

mary_wollensSo it was not that surprising for Mary Wollens when, at 86, she won big on the Ontario Lottery only a few days after dreaming she had the winning tickets and a huge cheque. Back in 2006 there were few people luckier, or perhaps more psychic, than Mary.

You see Mary did not just benefit from a single lottery win. Her amazing dream allowed her to take 2 top lottery prizes!

Mary had already purchased a lottery ticket before she had her dream. What’s more she had already played the same numbers that she dreamt about. However, her dream felt so real and had such urgency about it that Mary felt compelled to take action.

So, not realising she had already entered the numbers Mary followed her instinct and bought another ticket using exactly the same combination.

Duplicate Entries

This duplicate entry meant Mary won the lottery twice. There are ways to ensure you can experience this type of luck especially when playing scratch off tickets even though the odds are astronomically stacked against you.

Normally this would mean nothing as anyone buying 2 identical lottery tickets would only be sharing the jackpot prize with themselves. But on this occasion Mary was not the only jackpot winner.

That week there was another Ontario Lottery jackpot winner with whom Mary had to share the prize money. However, as Mary had 2 identical tickets and the other winner only had 1 Mary got a bigger share of the prize. So after the prize was split 3 ways Mary got two-thirds of the jackpot.

With a jackpot prize of $24 million dollars on that week’s draw this happy mistake let Mary grab a $16 million share of the jackpot.