Do you ever think about winning the lottery? Most people do. But do you ever think about the lottery stories behind the big winners? I have collected some of the most amazing lottery stories from the last while. Some of these may be funny, some may not be, but all of them will make you think about winning the lottery more. Would you like to win the lottery? Then I highly recommend you continue to find and read more crazy lottery stories.
Crazy Lottery Stories: Elwood T. Baker
If you haven’t heard about the life of Elwood T. Baker, a man who lived in Hampshire, England during World War II, you should start reading his amazing life. Baker was quite a character. He was strong-willed, defiant, had no regard for his family or his friends. He had an uncanny knack for gambling. He knew just the right trick to play to win any game he entered. He was also quite intelligent, and he didn’t just believe in luck. He actually studied the game of lottery.
Baker was a known gambler. He was called a “jackass” by his friends and enemies. He possessed an innate ability for gambling. He told his friends that no one could bluff him because he had learned how to spot the bluff. He said that other could learn to bluff, but they did not because of his ability to do so.
Baker tried to educate himself on various games of chance. Through his fascination for games of chance, he came to the conclusion that if you had enough knowledge and training, you could win any game. He studied various methods of playing the roulette, poker, Blackjack, stud poker (don’t let the fact that he was a stud fool you.) He even tried his hand at operating an automatic gaming machine. But nothing satisfied him. After trying and failing for a long time, he came up with a game – he called it chess.
He told everyone he met that he could control the game. If he had a check, he would “back it up” (meaning he would bet ten percent of his stack). If he lost a hand, he would “fold.” He was a gambler to his core, but not a chicken out to eat. He believed in luck, but he had the skills to beat anyone at any game, by the way of chess, within which he had won numerous tournament awards.
One day someone interrupted Baker’s game to tell him that the State of New Jersey had just legalized gambling. He didn’t care. He was ready to make some money. He went home and began to work at jackpots. He became known as one of the “King of the Casino.” His first big win was a $1.2 million Powerball jackpot in 1995. Later that same year, he won a $1.4 million Florida Lotto jackpot, making him the first person to win the $1.4 million jackpot three times in the same state. Just months after winning the first Florida Lotto jackpot, he won the $1.7 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Just months after winning the second Mega Millions jackpot, he won the $2.7 million Mega Millions jackpot. Don’t think this guy is just lucky. He wasn’t. He worked his rear end off to pay for his tickets, his relatives helped him with his plane tickets to Vegas, his house, and his new car. Can you do this?