I was shopping for groceries one day and my mom called me and asked me to pick her up a lotto ticket. I've never played before but since I was buying one anyway I decided to give it a try. I told the cashier what numbers I wanted for my ticket but he had an extremely thick accent and I could barely understand what he was saying. When I got home I noticed that he screwed up two of the numbers I wanted to use. I was pissed off, but I watched the drawing anyway and won a partial prize of $3000, thanks to the two numbers he screwed up!
When my grandmother passed away she left me a beautiful antique ring in her will. I wore it every day until I lost it at a friend's house. We looked over her entire house but never found it, and I was devastated. Six years later, I went to a wedding where my same friend was a bridesmaid. I couldn't believe it, but she was wearing my grandmother's ring with her dress. As it turns out, I had lost it in her yard, and HER grandmother found it the next day and saved it, never knowing who it belonged to. When she passed away a few years later, she willed it to my friend. When we figured it out she gave it back to me, and I've had it with me ever since that night.
I bought a giant container of protein powder, and for the first time I opened it and the plastic protein scooper was sitting right on top of the protein.
My dad asked me to stop at a flea market to replace the battery in his watch. There was a long line of people at the stand, so to kill time I was looking through a basket of random foreign coins for sale. I picked up four of them that looked cool and bought them all for $1. I went home and tried to identify them. Three of them were pretty easy to find on the internet and were worth less than my dollar. But I couldn't find the oldest looking one because it only had symbols on it. I finally posted a picture of it on a coin collector's forum, and someone was able to identify it as a rare Japanese coin I couldn't pronounce. I sold it online to a collector for an easy $200.
I decided to go surfing on a cold October morning last year. I woke up early, grabbed my gear, and drove to the beach before the sun came up. Despite the excellent conditions, there was no one else in the water. I paddled out, struggled to get past the heavy whitewater. Eventually I broke through, and I stopped to catch my breath and watch the sunrise. And then without any warning, two giant, fully grown dolphin jumped completely out of the water, inches away from the front of my board. They crossed each other in the air, and hung suspended in front of the rising sun for a split-second - an image I'll remember for the rest of my life. I looked back towards the shore and realized I was the only one who saw it.