Now here's a lovely story involving dogs, lottery wins and happy couples. What more do you really need?
A couple in the UK have not only struck it once on the lotto draw, but TWICE thanks to their sweet pooch, Ruby. Mr. and Mrs. Slater were in total disbelief after firstly, winning £150 000 on the EuroMillions Lottery and then winning a further £150 000 after discovering a second ticket thanks to the actions of their dog.
The couple matched five lucky numbers plus the lucky star in the EuroMillions Lottery, making for the jackpot win. That ticket was at least considered, but the second one was hidden inside a magazine and it would have most likely have remained hidden without the actions of their extremely lucky dog. Here's exactly what happened:
"As we got back in the car to head home Ruby hopped onto the back seat with me and disturbed this piece of paper inside a catalogue which gently floated down to my feet. I really can't explain the way this piece of paper floated, it was like you see in slow motion in films, as though someone wanted me to notice it."
Accordingly, the couple burst into tears as soon as the second ticket slowly fluttered to the ground.
"We both burst into tears when we saw that the second ticket was also a winner. The ticket could so easily have disappeared in the rubbish when I tidied up the car, we couldn't help feel that someone was looking down on us."
And for once, these two lucky lotto winners will be planning to retire early now that they have over £300 000 in winnings. Happily, Mrs. Slater's 60th birthday party was coming up, and now it plans to be a right royal bash.