It’s a brand new week and there’s plenty to be thankful for – especially when you get the chance to win jackpots such as the Mega Millions Max and Powerball Plus online! However, every now and then, lottery players need a little inspiration to keep going.
It’s perfectly natural to feel a little down, especially if you haven’t won a prize after a few consecutive lottery draws. But it’s also important that you keep your spirits high and not give up that easy. The prize that awaits you at the end will be totally worth it!
Online lottery players on PlayUSALotteries will know that we have a huge selection of lottery tip articles to give you the edge on how to maximise your chances to win a prize. However, nobody’s words could be more precious than the words of the people who have actually won the jackpot.
Let’s take a look at the greatest lottery winner quotes:
Steve Tran – $324 million Mega Millions
Steve Tran, of northern California, took over a fortnight to realize he was one of two ticket-holders to win the $324 million Mega Millions jackpot on 17 December 2013.
Having delayed checking his numbers due to being on holiday, one of the first things the delivery driver did on discovering he was a winner was call his boss.
His message said: “I’m really sorry boss. I hit the jackpot. I don’t think I’m going to come in today, tomorrow, or ever.”
Merle and Patricia Butler - $656 million Mega Millions
Merle and Patricia Butler won $656 million on the Mega Millions on 29 March 2012.
Describing themselves as everyday people who “just happened to hit it big in the lottery”, they said, “we will be smart in spending it and will use the funds to do some good.”
Roy Pittman – $2 million Scratch card
Roy had been working as a bus driver for decades when he finally retired.
Soon after retiring, he bought a scratch card ticket. He climbed aboard a bus to go home and decided to scratch off his ticket – low and behold, he won $2 million!
“I was on the bus going home from the store when I scratched my ticket. When I realized I won $2,000,000, I started shaking!
“Try a ticket, because you just never know.”
Brad Duke – $220 million Powerball
Brad Duke didn’t even think about the Powerball lotto results until a friend mentioned that someone in the area had won $220.3 million and they hadn’t come forward yet to claim their Powerball prize.
On this way home that evening he stopped for fuel and asked for his Powerball lotto ticket to be put through the machine. The girls in the store started screaming hysterically, telling Duke that he had the winning Powerball numbers.
“You know, the biggest piece of advice I can give somebody (who wins the jackpot), you really have to define what’s important to you, and develop a plan around it and then get people to help you do what you’re not so good at doing as part of that plan.”
Shortly after claiming his prize he set up a family trust with $1.3 million and invested $35 million in real estate, gas and oil. With the remainder of his Powerball lottery jackpot, he invested in low-risk investments. He’s probably a billionaire by now.
Marie Kibler – UK lottery
Marie Kibler and her husband Paul from Sutton Coldfield won £2.1 million on the UK Lottery. Speaking to lottery officials at a press conference while claiming her prize, she said, “I always remember a lady saying to me, think lucky and you will be lucky.
It looks like that positive mental attitude paid off handsomely!
While many lottery players believe that winning the lottery jackpot is a miracle, if you ask many jackpot winners, they will tell you that they deserved it. They didn’t miss a single draw for years.
“Keep on trying – you never know when Lady Luck will decide to strike!”(Anonymous – £265.053 EuroMillions lottery winner)
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Feeling inspired to try your luck right now? Well, that’s the idea!
Playing the lottery is all about that period of time from when you buy your lottery ticket to when the draw takes place. That’s the space where dreams are allowed the room to breathe and where the imagination can take you away to that magical land where money is not a concern any more.
This week’s lottery jackpots for the taking are:
- Mega Millions draws on Tuesday, 19 May for $274 million.
- Mega Millions Max also draws on Tuesday, 19 May for $182 million.
- US Powerball draws on Wednesday, 20 May for $95 million.
- Powerball Plus also draws on Wednesday, 20 May for a staggering $356 million.
- SuperEna Max draw takes place on Tuesday, 19 May for €105 million!
1) Choose your numbers 2) Get your tickets in 3) Make your wish list!