The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to a life-changing jackpot amount – so with this in mind, it’s time to ditch the rabbit’s foot and upgrade to a living animal known for bringing good luck!
As online lottery players, you have more than likely often wished yourself “good luck” after buying a lottery ticket. While we know that playing a game of chance is based on chance, the fact remains that all over the world there are many different beliefs surrounding good luck.
These beliefs often revolve around certain animals that are believed to be lucky.
As playing the lottery online gives you the opportunity to play the world’s biggest and best international lotto games, get ready to take a trip around the globe with us and find out a bit more about lucky animals that can help you win the Powerball or the Mega Millions jackpot.
When it comes to dogs, the Chinese have a saying that "If a dog shows up at your doorstep don't shoo them away. Invite them inside your home and care for them- and they will surely bring you good fortune."
For those who have the pleasure of owning a dog, they are always ready to give you love no matter what.
For those who prefer not owning a dog because cleaning up after them puts you off, the French think otherwise as they believe stepping in poop brings you luck.
The English also have a belief that if you meet a spotted dog, especially a Dalmatian, on your way to a business meeting, it’s a sign of a successful outcome.
When it comes to your cat, you will be pleased to know that there are all kinds of omens associated with them.
One of the best cat breeds to have, as a lottery player, are Tuxedo cats, as black and white is always associated with black tie events and regal dinners. Not only are Tuxedo cats dressed to the nines all the time, they also attract good fortune into your home. The popular Japanese Maneki-neko figurine (or beckoning cat) is supposed to help business owners stay prosperous.
In Italy, there is a superstition about sneezing cats. If you hear a cat sneeze, it is said to mean that money is coming your way.
By now, however, you must be thinking, well what about black cats. Aren’t they supposed to bring bad luck? Well, in some countries yes, but not in Germany. Here they believe that if a black cat crosses your path from right to left, it will bring good luck.
The next time your cat walks across your keyboard you might want to take a chance and buy a German lotto ticket online!
Tortoises are known for their wisdom, but are said to bring about financial stability and luck.
Placing a picture or figure of a tortoise in your home may bring about a change in your financial situation.
If you aren't partial to celebrating these creatures in your home, why not visit the zoo and talk numbers with them before you buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket online.
According to Chinese culture, an aquarium will attract money, wealth and good luck. The reason for this is due to the fact that the Chinese word for fish is similar in pronunciation to the word for wealth.
In feng shui, fish and the number of fish in an aquarium is always important:
One: New beginnings
Three: Growth and development
Six: Mentor luck
Eight: Money and abundance
Nine: Long life, considered the luckiest number
Any multiples of three (333, 888, etc.): Triples luck of number
In Slavic tales, if you catch a goldfish it will make your wishes come true and in true Geni style, not one wish but three!
Moving over to a few other lucky animals that could help you win the lottery, the following animals and mammals could also bring you luck:
What’s not to like about dolphins? Just looking at these amazing creatures makes us happy. In many cultures around the world, sightings of the mammal are said to be a sign of protection. For sailors, spying a dolphin meant you were close to the welcomed sight of land.
Pigs are also are considered lucky around the globe. In Germany, the word for 'luck' is literally interchangeable with the word ‘Schwein’ (pig).
For online lottery players who have a field or clover on their property, you may just want to add a pig to the mix as the combination is a sign of money to come.
If you’re still a bit sceptical about these precious creatures and their association with luck and wealth, think of all the piggy banks across the world!
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Worn and distressed horseshoes are traditionally hung above stable doors on farms around the globe. But what about the actual horse? Are they really lucky?
Horses are truly unique beings, and humans have been drawn to them for thousands of years. Interestingly, white horses ensure a steady inflow of money for businesses and households.
Horseshoes are known to bring good luck, which is why you should definitely play our brand new Horseshoe scratch card to stand a chance of winning up to £1,000!
While the thought of bats conjure up images of Dracula and not luck, bats nesting in your home is an omen of riches to come believe it or not. Chinese culture says bats have heightened senses and only seek out auspicious places, so you should consider yourself lucky to have a winged visitor swoop by.
The elephant is associated with Buddha and the Indian deity Ganesh symbolises general luck and good fortune. So having elephants in your life is like having Ganesh watching over your shoulder, helping you succeed.
Although most of us would cringe at the thought of finding a spider, spiders have long been associated with money and good fortune. If you spot a spider hard at work spinning its web, your own hard work is about to pay off with a great increase in income. Even better, if a spider crawls into your pocket, you are financially set for life.
How about you? Do you have your own personal good luck charms? Do they happen to take any animal forms? Let us know which animals are considered good luck charms in your country?
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