I was on a cruise and on the last day, went to the casino and put $20 in a slot machine and after about 5 pulls, won over $500. I cashed it in and went to the final Bingo game where they were raffling off a 7 night cruise for 2 to the Western Carribean. Figuring that it was a waste, I bought 1 $20 raffle ticket... and won the cruise too! So about 20 minutes after winning $500, I won a cruise!
My girlfriend lives in Philadelphia and I live in Nashville, so we only get to spend "quality time" together about once a month. We decided to rent a villa up on the Poconos for a romantic weekend for Valentines Day. When we returned from dinner we noticed that it was pretty chilly in the house. After further evaluating the situation, we determined that the heat was broken. Awesome. So, we spent the next 2 nights freezing in sub 40 degree weather, facing death in these frozen conditions. Also, my girlfriend suffered from being extremely unsatisfied, thanks to my inability to "perform" under these adverse conditions.
I was in a rush withdrawing money from an ATM, and I accidentally pressed the 'Fast Cash' button for $60 bucks. But lucky me two $20 bills were stuck together and I got back $80.
My wife doesn't smoke, a vegetarian, works out, eats well, doesn't drink yet just had DCIS and surgery...twice :(
I brought a pretty girl back to my college dorm one time and we started making out on my bed. About ten minutes into it, I noticed something felt a little strange. I pulled away and was terrified to see her face covered in my blood. Apparently my nose bleeds when I get excited. I am still scarred to this day.
I had a contracting company and an architect I did business with before begged me to do the job. I had to have all my guys join the union, had to pay union wages. He got behind in payments. Stuck me for $60,000 and forced me to declare bankruptcy while he did the same thing to another company for $350,000. He basically walked away with his whole building remolded for FREE by screwing people. I dont know if you call that unlucky.
I bought a Win-For-Life scratch off once, and immediately scratched off two 'LIFE' symbols. It was pretty exciting, so I forced myself not to scratch off the remaining four slots for a while, to keep my hopes up through a boring work week. I convinced myself to scratch off one space per morning. By the fifth day, I had LIFE, LIFE, $100, $10, $100. I finally gave in and scratched the last symbol and....nothing. Literally nothing, like the printer ran out of ink and just stopped printing in that square. I eventually drove to a convenience store and complained and the clerk said he could look it up by its serial number. So he did, and it was a loser.
My girlfriend's mom just moved into a new house, and found a small cardboard box hidden under the basement stairs. She dusted it off and opened it up, and found a collection of about 20 miniature vintage alcohol bottles. They were easily over 100 years old, some of the companies weren't even around anymore. The alcohol evaporated in some containers but most were in pretty decent shape, although I don't think anyone plans on drinking them.
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!
I was on my way to work like any other day, and a few miles before my office building the low tire pressure gauge lit up on my dashboard. So I looked down at it and took my eyes off the road for a few seconds, and during that time I hit a massive pot hole in the street. My front tire nearly exploded, and when I went to get it replaced it wasn't even the same tire that was low on air.
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.