Introducing 25 luckiest people in the world! This list includes lottery ticket winners, people who cheated death, and even treasure hunters who made incredible discoveries! Of course, you can’t be lucky all the time, but it seems some people were just born under the right stars. It’s not fair, of course, but it is what it is. Call it kismet, call it fate, but some people just find a way to beat incredible odds. Some of these stories are so incredible, you likely won’t believe them. Check out these extreme examples of what’s possible when lady luck smiles upon you.
Jean Bernadotte was the French son of a lawyer who would later become King Karl XIV Johan of Sweden and King Karl III Johan of Norway. As you can imagine, many events had to fall into place in just such a way as to make this possible. As a young man, Bernadotte enlisted and quickly rose through military ranks until eventually Napoleon made him Marshall of the Empire in 1804. Sweden was hard up for a king and it’s thought that Bernadotte’s kindness to Swedish prisoners may have also played a part in making him a candidate for the Swedish throne. The Bernadotte Dynasty has ruled Sweden since.
In the end, Bernadotte’s was something you only see in the movies! No one ever gets that lucky, right?
Odds of winning the lotto are always bleak, but for Joan Ginther it seems to come easily. Incredibly, she has won multimillion-dollar jackpots four times and her winnings currently total $20.4 million dollars! Being a mathematician, many people suspect she knows how to play the odds right, but either way if I ever run into her in the lotto line, you can believe I’ll be playing her numbers!
In addition to finding stardom, Orlando Bloom has survived a mass of broken bones. He’s broken his left arm, left leg, right wrist, right leg, and a few ribs. He’s cracked his skull three times, broke his nose in a rugby game, and fell off a roof breaking his back. He’s lucky to even be walking still!
Being struck by lightning is a rather uncommon event, but Roy Sullivan was struck a total of seven times over the course of 35 years and survived every one. Though he sustained injuries each time, it was reportedly unrequited love that caused him to take his own life in 1983.
Finder of Seven Ty Cobb baseball cards
The family who discovered seven Ty Cobb baseball cards in a paper bag in their attic prefer to remain anonymous and it’s no wonder. They’ve quickly come into about one million dollars practically overnight. Finding one baseball card so valuable is very unlikely but to find seven century-old cards together and in fair condition, is a stroke of sheer luck!