Lottery Winners Who Dreamt They Would Win And Did

If there’s one thing that all lottery players have in common, it’s trying to discover those magical lucky lotto numbers needed to unlock a lottery win. They all swear by different strategies as they try and find the winning lottery numbers, as finding the right set of digits could change their lives completely! But, as online lottery players will know by now, is that the lottery is a game of chance, and every number has an equal chance of being drawn no matter how we come to choose them. Nevertheless, over the years, there have been numerous lottery jackpot winners who dreamt they would win the lottery and did!


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While some lottery play their favourite numbers or leave up to Lady Luck by buying a lottery Quickpick, others have literally dreamt of their winning numbers, remembered the numbers, played them and won.

The question is, is there really something to it, or is it just a load of old nonsense? We decided to take a closer look at these amazing wins to see whether dream lottery numbers can really make dreams come true.

Facts And Figures About Dreaming Of A Lottery Win

In a poll by Statista, they found that 9.6% of people dream of winning the lottery. Of those surveyed, 75% said that they believe that they will eventually win the lottery.

The 5 most common dreams

Not only did the study reveal how many dream of winning the lottery, it also revealed the five most common dreams people have:

  • Falling
  • Being chased
  • Work
  • Money
  • Deceased persons

Dreaming of lottery numbers

While most of us are lucky enough to get our eight hours of sleep at night, out of that it was established that we dream on average 1.5 hours a night in intervals. While some of you might be thinking that there’s no way that can be true, the truth is that we don’t always remember our dreams. However, interesting enough, a staggering 43% of the survey respondents said that they remember their dreams.

Why we dream

Chances are that you’ve often found yourself puzzling over the mysterious content of a dream. Some researchers suggest that dreams serve no real purpose while others believe that dreaming is essential to mental, emotional and physical well-being. Sigmund Freud was of the opinion that our dreams are the fulfilment of suppressed wishes and desires. So, dreaming of winning the lottery or dreaming of the winning lottery numbers is quite understandable.

According to Freud, dreams are a reflection of real life experiences - both past and future. So, for those who have dreams featuring a lottery win, they see it as a sign to play the lottery and in the event that lottery numbers actually appeared in their dreams, they play those exact numbers.

However, experts in the field of dream interpretation point out that the dream of winning the lottery can simply mean that the dreaming person plays the lotto in real life and their dreams are merely a reflection of this.

While most of us are under the impression that when we dream about money, we may be under pressure in this regard, however, dream experts say that when money appears in your dreams it stands for positive energy and feelings.

We would like to point out though, that dreaming about lottery numbers is no guarantee of winning, but it sure is hard to ignore. Besides, playing the lottery should be fun, and as long as you are in it, so too could you win it.

People who have dreamt of winning the lottery and did

The following people dreamt either of winning the lottery or remember seeing lottery numbers in their dream.  Read on to find out more about three of these lucky lottery players, whose dreams led directly to lottery success.

Olga Beno

Olga Beno was just like any other lottery enthusiast. She played the lottery regularly, using what she believed were the 'lucky' numbers she had dreamt about. Over the years, Mrs Beno occasionally won small sums of money, but never anything to really get her pulse racing.

Although winning the lottery depends on luck, odds also come into play, which means the longer you play the lottery and the more often you play, your chances of eventually winning increases significantly.

This lotto endurance did finally pay off for Olga, as even though her lottery dream happened all the way back in May 1989, her dream finally came true thirty years later.

Olga suffered a severe stroke of bad luck when she was diagnosed with cancer and in shortly before the end of 2016, she was facing financial ruin due to medical bills. She was finally forced to sell her house due to the strain on her finances.
She was just about to give up hope when the unbelievable happened: the exact same lottery numbers she had dreamt about almost 30 years earlier were finally drawn on the 28th of December. The determined dreamer had hit the huge jackpot of the Atlantic Lottery! As one of two lucky players, Olga claimed her share of the lottery win which amounted to 5,366,704 Canadian dollars and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

With her lottery dream finally coming true, Olga was not only able to pay her bills, but she was also able to afford to build her dream ranch-style home.

To celebrate winning the lottery she planned a trip to Disneyworld with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Dreaming of lottery numbers really paid off for Olga!

Deana Sampson

Deana Sampson is another avid lottery player whose lottery win is a truly amazing story. She told lottery officials, "I think someone up there told me that something good was going to happen," revealing that she dreamt of her deceased brother the night before the draw and that he told her she would win the jackpot. Little did she know that her dream was to prove prophetic.

Life for Deana, a mother of two, was pretty hard before she won the lottery. Not only did she suffer through several deaths of close family members in a short period of time, her brother also, unfortunately, passed away. On top of all this, she was also under immense financial strain.
Then the unexpected happened. Her lottery numbers finally popped out the lotto machine one Wednesday evening. Her perseverance had eventually paid off and she took home the jackpot of around £5.4 million.

Speaking to lottery officials Deana said that she initially felt shock and panic about how to deal with such a huge sum of money. But it was quickly followed with relief, knowing that she would finally be able to pay her debts.

The first thing she did with her jackpot windfall was to buy a new house. She took twenty-two relatives on a dream trip to Jamaica. Knowing that her lottery win was a blessing, she gave away a total of £1 million to family, friends and charities. Deanna firmly believes in the saying "Happiness is only real when it's shared".

Like quite a few lottery winners, Deanna also stated at the time of her win that she would never give up working, as the thought of sitting around at home and doing nothing really did not appeal to her at all. Not only would she totally bored, but more importantly, she did not want that to be an example to her children. Thanks to her lottery jackpot win, Deanna is now a successful businesswoman and has invested in an online business in the hospitality industry. 

Mary Wollens

Mary Wollens was also a regular lottery player, who at the age of 86 bought a Quickpick with the numbers 1, 10, 18, 24, 31 and 46 for the draw that took place on the 30th of September 2006.
She told lottery officials that it was a few days before the draw took place that she dreamed of a lottery ticket with her numbers. She said that the dream was so vivid that she was convinced she would win.

Taking full advantage of the positive omen, she went so far as to buy a second lottery ticket with the same numbers in order to increase her share of the jackpot prize.

Some people would say that it is a bit silly to buy two tickets with the same numbers since the second one doesn't improve your odds of winning in any way. However, the former cleaning lady's gamble was about to pay off in a very big way when her numbers came up in that September 30th draw.

As predicted, another lottery player, a 64-year-old from Abbotsford also chose the same winning numbers as Mary, causing them to share the jackpot. However, Mary claimed two-thirds of the jackpot due to her second ticket with the same winning lottery numbers. Her share of the prize totalled 16 million!

“I’ve never been given very much in my whole life that I can remember and all of a sudden I got this huge amount of money. I just felt like I was floating,” she said after collecting the prize.

Just like knowing she would win the jackpot and to buy a second lottery ticket with the same numbers, she also knew just how she was going to spend her winnings. She bought a new house and planned a trip to Las Vegas to see if her luck would extend any further.

It just goes to show you, that if you do dream about lottery numbers, it's worth giving them a shot!

The Smith Family players might remember the story of the Smith family who won the massive $429.000.000 Powerball jackpot and told lottery officials that their winning numbers were picked by divine intervention.

Valerie Arthur, who acted as a spokesperson for the family during the press conference, revealed that the lucky combination came to her mother in a dream.

“Lucky Family” win $189 million

The winners of the $189.000.000 Mega Millions jackpot in October 2013 opted to keep their identity private.

What they did, however, reveal was that one of the winners dreamed of his relatives saying the lucky numbers the night before he bought 10 Mega Millions tickets. Unable to shake the feeling that the numbers were lucky, he used them in different combinations, along with his birth month, date and year.

When he realised that one of the tickets won the jackpot, he put the ticket under a water jug where he and his wife put their spare change. Later on, he decided that a light bulb socket was a better hiding place.

When asked what he would do with his lottery prize, he said he would pay off his mortgage and make other plans after that’s settled.

After reading about all these lucky lottery players winning the lottery with numbers that came to them in a dream, be sure to get a good night’s rest and if you happen to dream of lottery numbers – make sure you jot them down and play the lottery online right here at and hopefully it will be your story that we mention next time!

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