(NEWSER) – Reality doesn't really tend to work this way, but László Andraschek's tale is the stuff of fantasy: En route to a program for recovering alcoholics, the unemployed, indebted Hungarian man was down to his last few coins when he decided to buy a lottery ticket. "I had only picked six numbers and the female shop assistant reminded me that I needed to pick a seventh," he said. "I told her to make it 24—it doesn't matter, anyway." In fact, it did: Andraschek won some $2.8 million, the Guardianreports.
Posted Monday, February 17th 2014 @ 9am by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff