Now we all know there are a lot of different ways to pick your lottery numbers, from trusting a lucky dip to using special dates like birthdays and anniversaries. But of all the many ways to choose your lottery numbers, by far the most interesting (and perhaps the most successful) is to take inspiration from dreams and premonitions. The lottery players featured in this article all either chose their numbers or predicted their lotto wins in dreams, and they all subsequently landed massive jackpot wins. Have a look below and get dreaming!
The Canadian dreamer who just won €3.8 million
Back in 1989, Olga Beno of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia had a vivid dream featuring a particular set of lottery numbers. The Canadian took the vision to heart, and started regularly playing with the numbers which had emerged from her subconscious.
Nothing out of the ordinary happened for the best part of three decades – Beno played plenty of lottery lines and presumably scored some small wins along the way, but those dream numbers never paid off in a major way.
Until now, that is! In January 2017, after decades of trying, Olga’s numbers were finally called, making her the winner of a gigantic Atlantic Lottery jackpot prize. Olga was one of two winning players to claim a bumper jackpot worth €3.8 million.
She told the Atlantic Lottery: “I know my numbers by heart, and I thought I saw them on the television screen the evening after the draw, but my eyes aren’t good. So I forgot about it.”
It wasn’t until Olga leafed through a newspaper the following day that she saw her numbers again and finally realized she was a winner.
“At first I thought – it can’t be. It’s a mistake in the paper. Then I said to my sister, ‘I think I won the lottery’.
“She said ‘Phone me back when you want to tell me the truth’.”
Olga’s huge lottery win could not have come at a better time. A long-term cancer-sufferer, the grandmother had recently found herself compelled to sell her family home in order to keep up with payments for her own ongoing medical treatment.
Now, with her lottery winnings behind her, Olga can move on from her financial hardships. She has said she now plans to take her husband, children and grandchildren on a trip to Disney World.
The English lotto winner who heard about her win from her dead brother
Times were hard for Deana Sampson, back in 1998. The mother-of-two from Sheffield, England was mourning the recent death of her brother, and to make matters worse she had just £7.64 in the bank. Things could only get better.
Thankfully, they did! Deana had always been a regular UK National Lottery player – and her persistence paid off one a Wednesday night when her numbers were called and she won a jackpot worth approximately €6.3 million.
This in itself was clearly a remarkable occurrence, but there was something especially strange about Deana’s win. Amazingly, on the Wednesday previous to her winning draw, Deana’s brother appeared to her in a dream and told her she was going to win the jackpot – four months after his death. She told The Mirror newspaper:
“I do believe someone up there was telling me something good was going to happen.”
She went on to describe the incredible feeling of finding out she’d won the top prize:
“First of all it’s pure shock – it’s not someone you’ve read about, it’s you. Then you panic – how will you deal with it?
“Then you feel relief that you can pay bills, pay off debts. Finally happiness came because I could help family and friends and make their lives easier, especially my mum and dad.”
The senior citizen who doubled her winning share thanks to a dream
Torontonian lottery winner 86-year-old Mary Woolens was always destined to be a winner in the Ontario Lottery draw on September 30th – she had already bought a ticket filled with all the correct winning numbers with a few days to go before the draw. However, there was yet more good fortune in store this remarkable senior citizen!
A few days ahead of her winning draw, Mary dreamt of a lotto ticket and a large cheque. The vision inspired her with such confidence of a winning result that Mary decided to buy another ticket for the draw, to increase her share of any prize money she might win
This turned out to be an outstandingly good decision, as another player had also correctly guessed the winning combination for the draw Instead of taking home a half share of the CAN$24 million jackpot, Mary took home two thirds, worth a fantastic €11.5 million.
This just goes to show the immense value of dreams, if you truly dream of something never give up!