Latin America’s Best Lottery Winner Stories| 02 February, 2017
Millions of people play the lottery hoping to get a fresh start to life, which provides them with all the necessary resources for fulfilling their wildest dreams. And after the winning numbers are drawn, a few lucky players get to actually live their lottery fairytales and turn their dreams into reality. In this article, we will tell you some of the best stories about Latin America’s biggest lottery winners so that you can see how amazing it is when dreams do come true.
1. From Rags to Riches – The Juan Rodriguez Story
Parking garage attendant Juan Rodriguez had filed for bankruptcy back in 2004. With his last $50 he bought tickets for the Mega Millions lottery and much to his surprise, he became a millionaire overnight. Mr. Rodriguez won a whopping $149 million, which changed his life forever. His bankruptcy claim, which came through before his huge lottery win, absolved him of his pre-existing debts, which amounted to approximately $45,000. It’s safe to say that the timing of his amazing windfall was absolutely flawless.
2. The Mexican Cook Who Won a $7 Million Jackpot
Eduardo Reyes is a self-made man who worked his way up from dishwashing to being a well-respected chef in a Staten Island restaurant. One day, Eduardo had a dream that he won a lot of money, so he decided to buy $50-worth of Golden Ticket scratch-offs while running his errands. It seems that his dream really did come true because he won a staggering $7 million.
3. Puerto Rico’s Big Powerball Winner
Back in February 2015, the Powerball lottery had one of its biggest jackpots worth $564 million. Millions and millions of people put their tickets in hoping to win this amazing prize. There were three jackpot winners on that draw, and one of them was from Puerto Rico. The lucky winner opted to remain anonymous, but his win gave Puerto Ricans the hope to keep on playing the lottery.
4. The Powerball Winner from El Salvador
H from El Salvador had a dream featuring the number 15, so he decided to use that number in the lottery. He had a longstanding passion for the game, which was part of a family tradition, but lately, he had discovered the amazing benefits of playing the lottery online on theLotter. H. chose 15 as his Powerball, but it turned out that his dream was not about the number itself, but all about the lottery. While the Powerball did not end up being 15, the five main numbers in the game were the ones chosen by H., which earned him a full million.
5. Pride Made Many Colombians Lottery Winners
After the Rio 2016 Olympics, Colombians were extremely proud of their BMX athletes Mariana Pajon and Carlos Ramirez, who won the gold and bronze medal in the games. It seems that many lottery players decided to dedicate their tickets to the Olympic winners by choosing their identification numbers for the Loteria de Medellin. The draw had a great many winners, whose collective prizes amounted to 2300 million pesos.
People have been playing the lottery for thousands of years, and the popularity of the game will only increase from here on out because it is the shortest way to a life-changing win. Remember that the most important thing you have to do in order to win is to play the game. So, don’t forget about that lottery ticket, because it might just win you a fortune!
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