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Lucky Norwegian Family Wins National Lottery Every Time Mother Gives Birth

“This is completely insane… we don’t even play the lottery that often,” 29-year-old Hege Jeanette Oksnes said after her family won their third national lottery jackpot in the last six years. The most bizarre thing is it always happened after she gave birth to a child.

Just last week, Tord, Hege Jeanette’s 19-year-old brother won 12.2 million crowns (S$2.6 million) in the national Norwegian lottery, adding to the Oksnes family’s growing wealth. Previously, Jeanette herself won 8,2 million crowns ($1,4 million), and her father 12 million crowns ($2,1 million), playing in the same lottery. Three members of the same family winning the lottery in the last six years doesn’t happen very often, but after connecting the dots, the Oksnes have apparently identified what makes them so incredibly lucky. The first two times they won the lottery it happened just hours after Jeanette gave birth, and the third time stroke of luck occurred three months after she had her third child. The young mother told AFP she has three brothers who have yet to win the lottery and they asked her to have at least 10 other children. But after three children, Jeanette thinks it may be time to call it quits. “My husband thinks we have enough money now,” she says.

Despite having more money than the average person, Hege Jeanette Oksnes still kept her old job, serving hot-dogs at a petrol station, and even though she bought new cars with her winnings and did a bit of travelling, she keeps most of her winnings in the bank, hoping to find a dream property to build a new house. The Norsk Tipping AS lottery company told the Associated Press it has seen cases where one person has won the lottery twice, but never three members of the same family winning separately in such a short period of time.

via BBC, Today Online

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