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How Harry Potter hit the jackpot

Tue 04 Jul 2017, By Patty Reynolds
How Harry Potter hit the jackpot

Last month marked the 20 year anniversary, celebrating the release of the very first Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. Today most people around the world know exactly who this Harry Potter character is.

The magical legacy helped the writer J.K. Rowling, as well as many others become rich and famous.

The writer started in humble beginnings, but her books made her one of the most famous authors of all time. After the books came the films. When the excitement around the story of a young magician kept growing, J.K. Rowling probably felt as lucky as many MegaMillions and EuroMillions lottery winners. Here’s a few fun facts about the people involved in the Harry Potter adventure:

The writer who wrote the magic

J.K. Rowling was almost broke while writing the first Harry Potter book. At one stage, the only way she could survive was by living on state benefits. Her luck turned almost as fast as your life will change if you guess the winning lottery numbers. In under five years she transitioned from being poor to being one of the most successful authors on the planet.

Today she has sold almost 500 million books. By 2016 she had accumulated a fortune of £600M. If you win the current EuroJackpot jackpot of €46M, you can instantly be well on your way to that amount.

The actors who brought magic to life

The success of J.K. Rowling may have been less extreme if the films hadn’t become so popular. They actually obtained a cult following. Part of this success can be ascribed to the actors who played the leading roles. These actors grabbed the public’s attention.

The fascination with the actors made the movies successful and shot the young actors into stardom. In the same way a recent EuroMillions winner was catapulted into riches when he had the winning lotto numbers of 8-10-24-33-42 and Lucky Stars of 3-9. This landed him an amazing €153.8M. He can look forward to a carefree, luxurious life. What do the young actors do with the fame and fortune they found?

Daniel Radcliffe

This young Englishman got the role of Harry Potter when he was only 11 years old. The fame he obtained via the Harry Potter films helped him to build his career as an actor. Today he acts in many films and is worth $110M. He certainly hit the jackpot when he said yes to the Harry Potter role.

Rupert Grint

Rupert played the role of Harry Potter’s friend Ron Weasley. Fans grew to love this ginger-haired star so today he can take his pick of acting roles for stage and film. Thanks to hard work and all the attention the Harry Potter films garnered, Rupert can boast with a bank balance of $50M.

Emma Watson

Emma was the only girl amongst the main characters and it seems the whole world fell in love with her. She starred in the role of Hermione Granger for the first time at the age of 11. Many films later she is known for other roles, such as Belle in a remake of ‘The Beauty and the Beast’. All of this fun, fame and hard work earned her $60M.

J.K. Rowling figured out how to win the lottery of life. As an author J.K. Rowling had to take a step and start writing the first chapter. Your first step may lie in buying a lottery ticket and keeping an eye on the latest lotto results. It's easy when you play lotto online. Don’t miss out on a magical opportunity.