180 Mega Millions Winning Streak

The winner of the 180 million Mega Millions has stepped forward to claim his prize.  Fifty three year old, Rick Knudsen came forward after realising that he had in fact scooped the incredible $180 million Mega Millions jackpot prize. Rick has opted for the lump sum cash option, which is $107 million before tax.

The lucky Mega Millions numbers Rick picked were:   05,31,34,41,74 and Mega number 03

Ricks winning streak

A few days prior to Rick’s astronomical Mega Millions jackpot win, he had been on a winning streak at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Prior to his win, Rick kept buying goods that totalled even numbers. Being a numbers freak, he knew Lady Luck was on his side and thought now would be the perfect time to buy a lotto ticket.
"I bought something and it was $6 even. No change. And then later on that morning, I bought something somewhere else and it was $9 even. Five different places that day I didn't pay any change. The totals were all even amounts," Knudsen said in a news release. "I'm a numbers freak and that all means something in my head. So I said, 'I gotta stop somewhere and buy a (lottery) ticket.'"

Before he had a chance to double check his lottery ticket, he met his children at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and said “"Everywhere I played I won! I played on seven different machines (ironically lucky seven – the same number of even-money purchases he had made) and I won on every single one of them. I said I'm getting out of here!"

The following morning, Rick received a call from his sister telling him that someone from their area had won the Mega Millions jackpot. She asked him if he had bought a ticket and he confirmed that he in fact did.

Rick quickly double checked his lotto ticket and “Oh my God.' I looked at the numbers three different times and I just about fainted! My family and I were yelling and hugging. We drove home. It took 45 minutes but it felt like an entire day – felt like we were driving in the river!"

180 Mega Millions Winner Rick Knudsen

Rick has worked in the roofing business for the past 35 years, and not surprisingly said its time to quit. With a 180 Mega Millions jackpot win, I think anyone would be more than comfortable quitting their job and begin living life exactly how you imagine it to be.  Rick said, "It was bittersweet. When you like your job – I'd been working there since I was 19.”

When asked what he would do with his jackpot win, Rick said that he would help his church by buying them a new roof. After that he plans to enjoy his life and help his five children and three grandchildren.

I wonder if Rick will still be looking to see if his purchases total up to even numbers, or whether the total of 180 million (even number) will be just fine.

As you can see, lucky streaks are what you make of them. If you feel that Lady Luck is sending you a message then don’t ignore it. Play those lucky numbers, it might just be your chance of winning big!

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Posted by NAgaZ8l (9/09/2014)

Lol just goes to show you can make your own luck**

Posted by SANKAR (9/09/2014)

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. CONGRATS MR.Rick Knudsen.

Posted by IWw0Ut- (9/09/2014)

It must be really fulfilling winning so much cash after working for 35yrs at the place. Good on you Rick!

Posted by Beni (9/09/2014)

Very good

Posted by Ionut (9/09/2014)

I'm a numbers freak also ..:))) can't wait to win...

Posted by Balasubramaniam (9/09/2014)

Congratulations Mr.Rick Knudsen !!!!

Posted by Ying Kwong (9/09/2014)

Hope everyone is on a roll : )

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Posted by Rajeev (9/09/2014)

Can I play from india and win then money will transfer ur country to india

Posted by D1LyXy (10/09/2014)

Wow that's amazing congratulations, one day is one day for me as well.

Posted by SANKAR (10/09/2014)

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past-play world play-playhugelottos.com. It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.

Posted by SANKAR (10/09/2014)

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

Posted by QXE (10/09/2014)

Ok Even numbers, Odd numbers everyone to his own tricks , to me, you have to be in it to win it.

Posted by GqUyM (12/09/2014)

Well done, Rick! I was wondering who had won that awesome jackpot. Enjoy, buddie!

Posted by Panagiotis (18/09/2014)

Congrats,even thought I addmitt being a little jealous of him,so glad to see a story of someone breaking free from the present day anxiety of making ends meet,glad to here some good news

Posted by VIJAY (25/09/2014)


Posted by Vladislav (2/11/2014)

My turn next!

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