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Dubai crash survivor goes on to win $1 million jackpot

Wed 07 Sep 2016, By Patty Reynolds
Dubai crash survivor goes on to win $1 million jackpot

This story will change the way you play you play your favourite lottos. Six days after surviving a plane crash, a man returning to the car dealership in Dubai where he has worked for the past 37 years went on to win $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire lottery.

He was one of 300 passengers and crew aboard Emirates Flight EK521 that crashed and exploded on the 3rd of August.

It was a habit of his to buy a ticket before flying to visit his family in the Indian state of Kerala. He believes that surviving the plane crash has given him a second chance at life and will be using his winnings to help the poor.

It’s an incredible story and one that warms the heart, but would it make you change the way you play the lottery? For starters, it’s proof that when you play the lottery, it pays to be consistent. Mohamed had been buying a lottery ticket at the Dubai International Airport every year for the past 17 years. Perhaps that’s not quite the same as buying Powerball tickets online every week, but it’s not far off.

Whether you play the US Powerball or buy EuroMillions online, if you really want to win a jackpot, you have to play every draw. At the same time, you should never spend money you can’t afford to lose. So if your Powerball online play is a bit of a guilty pleasure make sure you budget for it. Lottery tickets aren’t that pricey and if you win they work out to be a very good investment.

Another point you can take away from this story is to never give up hope. If you buy lottery tickets online every week, and never win, it can get depressing. But the moment you stop playing, you have absolutely no chance of winning that jackpot. So keep believing that the next US Powerball draw is the one you’re going to win! That kind of positive thinking will spill over into other areas of your life.

It also pays to take risks. What if Mohamed hadn’t got on that plane? Well then, he wouldn’t have narrowly escaped death. But he might not have won the lottery either. So if you play the American lottery online, don’t be afraid to play EuroMillions instead. Try something new and see what happens. Perhaps you aren’t meant to be a US Powerball winner. But you could be the biggest EuroMillions winner. You’ll never know if you never try.

Lotteries can change lives, for the winners and their friends and family. Mohamed is relatively well off so the money won’t make that much of a difference to him. He’ll keep working until he retires but he wants to use his windfall to help the less fortunate.

So when you play online lottery USA or European lottery games, think about how you could use your winnings to help the people in your life. Remember, there’s rule that says you can’t spend some of the money on yourself. But you will gain so much more by reaching out to others who desperately need help.

Have a plan in mind before you buy lottery tickets online and you’ll see what a difference it makes to the way you play the lottery. If you play US lottery online for a bit of fun, start taking it more seriously and work on a real plan for spending your jackpot. They say that failing to plan is planning to fail and there’s no reason why that shouldn’t apply when you play US lottery games.

So to sum up, the next time you login to play EuroMillions online, or the US Powerball, start with a plan. Work on a budget that includes your weekly lottery tickets and stick to it. Try to play every draw. There’s real proof that playing consistently can pay dividends.

Stay positive about your odds of winning and keep track of your spending. Even a lot of little wins can make a difference. Play different lottos whenever you can to improve your chances of winning a jackpot. There are many different lotteries that you can play online so don’t be afraid to broaden your horizons.

Finally, think about the good you can do with the money you might win. But find a charity now and support them in any way you can right now. You don’t have to be US Powerball jackpot winner to help others.