Introducing 25 luckiest people in the world! This list includes lottery ticket winners, people who cheated death, and even treasure hunters who made incredible discoveries! Of course, you can’t be lucky all the time, but it seems some people were just born under the right stars. It’s not fair, of course, but it is what it is. Call it kismet, call it fate, but some people just find a way to beat incredible odds. Some of these stories are so incredible, you likely won’t believe them. Check out these extreme examples of what’s possible when lady luck smiles upon you.
Juliane Koepcke was the only survivor out of 92 passengers and crew members to survive the 1971 plane crash in the jungles of Peru. She wandered for nine days before reaching civilization.
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We’ve all seen treasure hunters combing the beach with metal detectors in hopes of finding something special. In 1980, Kevin Hillier found the largest gold nugget ever discovered with a metal detector. It’s valued at just over one million dollars!
It’s hard to judge whether a surviving a near-death experience is more or less lucky than winning the lottery, but Bill Morgan has done both!
Morgan was crushed by a truck and had been dead for more than 14 minutes, but somehow, he managed to survive. Though his heart was beating again, he was in a coma and expected to never regain a functional life. His family stopped life support but after 12 days, he woke up and suffered no brain damage! Once he was back on his feet, he took himself to get a scratch off ticket and won a new car. But his good fortune didn’t stop there. When television reporters heard about his situation, they invited him to reenact the winning moment by scratching another card. This time he won $250,000!
While shopping in a Nashville, Tennessee thrift shop, Sparks paid $2.48 dollars for a rolled copy of the Declaration of Independence. It was yellow with age but when Sparks looked closer, he found it to be one of only 35 copies that were made in 1823. The document was sold for nearly half a million dollars! Talk about a lucky find!
Andrew Jackson was doubly lucky. His would-be assassin shot at him, but the gun misfired. Jackson defended himself in a bit of a struggle and the man pulled another firearm. It, too, misfired! What seems especially lucky is that upon testing both guns, they each shot properly on the first try. The odds that both weapons would misfire were only one in 125,000.