Steve spent his entire life looking for his mom but was not successful. Though it seemed unlikely, he never gave up. It was pure luck that she found her. While working at a big chain store, Steve narrated his story to his boss who coincidentally recognized his mother's last name. Apparently, she was working in one of chain's stores.
Virginia decided to always fill her lottery tickets with the same digit combinations. To her, the numbers were always significant; the first one represented the number of years her parents had been married while the second one stood for their age at the time of their wedding. 2012 turned out to be her luckiest year as she ended up signing 2 tickets by mistake using the same numbers. Each of the tickets brought her a million dollars.
Call it luck or whatever you want but as it turned out, Tsutomu Yamaguchi is the only person to have survived the two Japan nuclear attacks. While on a business trip to Hiroshima, he was hit by the first explosion which was only 3 km away. Though he got seriously burnt, he was alright. He was hit again by the second attack three days later when he went back to his work place in Nagasaki
Harrison Odjegba Okene was the only survivor among a 12 crew ship. He was the cook. While taking a bath, the ship begun to sink and Okene was not able to evacuate in time. Luck was on his side as he chose to move to the engine room where despite the ship sinking, an air bubble formed that was able to keep him alive for three more days until he was rescued.
Joan was always lucky! A saleswoman sold her lucky $5.4 million lottery ticket to Joan Ginther and 10 years down the line, Joan won $2 million. The winnings didn't stop there. Three years later, she found herself lucky again and won $3 million more. As if that was not enough, in 2008, she won a jackpot worth $10 million.
In 1971, the 17 year old Juliane Koepcke was the sole survivor in a plane crash that claimed the lives of everyone else on the plane. The crash took place right above the Arizona River. As the only survivor Juliane Koepcke had a few cuts and bruises. After the crash, she had to endure a life in the jungle with the wildlife until when she was rescued by the locals.
Maarten de Jonge a professional Dutch racing cyclist survived what turned out to be one of the biggest mysteries in history. He booked two flights with both of the Malaysian airlines that were involved in the tragic events of the summer in 2014. He later on cancelled his trip and as it turned out, one of the planes disappeared in the Indian Ocean while the other was shot down.
Reshma Begum was a survivor of the Bangladesh 18-storied building collapse. While working in a factory as a seamstress, the ''Rana Plaza'' collapsed through an explosion but Begum was able to survive for 17 day with some water and food she had found while trapped until rescue came.
Call him the luckiest man alive but Frane Selak has survived it all. He nearly escaped death as a train crashed into the lake, survived a number of car crashes and even fell out of a plane only to land in a stack of hay in a crash that claimed 19 lives. The Croatian music teacher has also won a million dollars lottery to add to his fortunes.
After losing her wedding ring while harvesting vegetables in her garden, it took Lena Påhlsson 16 years to find it! She counts herself lucky as a carrot grew through the ring allowing her to retrieve it as she was uprooting the carrots.