We do want to get lucky sometimes and become millionaires all of a sudden but such good news never really comes to us that easily. Luck never really falls in our favour. But don’t give up hope yet. These overnight millionaires are a few people who were graced with sudden luck that changed their lives completely.
Below are the 10 overnight millionaires will restore your faith in luck.
1. Kevin Lewis
A small mistake in the lottery calling at the Cincinnati casino made Kevin Lewis a millionaire. Kevin Lewis was the person who had won the lottery but it turns out that there was another person named Kevin Lewis who had actually won the lottery and the officials had given the reward to another person of the same name. A comedy of errors indeed! To keep both their hearts, the company gave the original Kevin Lewis his well-deserved rewards and let the accidental Kevin Lewis keep his too – it’s a win-win.
2. Amanda Hocking
Despite being a poor writer, Amanda Hocking did not go down the traditional publishing route and published her novel on Kindle. At first, it had just got around a few hundred dollars. But luck was shining on her and within a few more months, things were looking up. She ended up earning $20,000 in the next six months and by the end of twenty months, she was dubbed as a millionaire with 2.5 million dollars in her bank account.
3. Jonathan Duhamel
His dream was to be a hockey player. However, we never really know where life will take us and Duhamel is living proof of that. He tried his hand once on poker, and voila before he could know it, he ended up winning about 9 million dollars reward in the chief event of a World Series poker game hosted in Las Vegas. If this is not luck, I don’t know what is.
4. Markus Persson
He came up with the idea of Minecraft and it went viral. People became crazy when this game came out and he was a hero earning many followers. It brought him millions of revenue but he wasn’t pleased with that. So, he went up and sold his own company to the giant Microsoft – getting billions of dollars in return.
5. Tyler And Cameron Winklevoss
It is supposed that the entire Facebook idea was formulated by the Winklevoss brothers and Zuckerberg stole it and made it his own. That is always something that results in a lawsuit and that’s what happened with Zuckerberg who ended up paying about $20 million to the twin brothers. They ended up investing that money in Bitcoin, making more out of it.
6. Rick Norsigian
Just going for a curio purchasing, this painter found the photograph painted by a famous nature painter. He bought it at just $45dollars and now the painting is worth loads of money going up to $200 million.
7. David Karp
Creating Tumblr turned out to be a million-dollar idea. It took off well, gathered a lot of followers, and in due course, Karp became a millionaire. He currently has a net worth of over two hundred million dollars.
8. David Gehle
David Gehle got his victory at the lottery which made him $365 million richer. The only purchase he made was a car and a snowblower. Now, he lives his life the same way as he had lived before the lottery, helping his neighbours when winter arrives.
9. Marv Doniger
A management consultant for Fortune companies, Marv Doniger was sacked from the company because the doctors said that he had an unrecognized illness. The company did not want to take any risks and the doctor failed to elaborate on the condition. But when he started getting better, Marv sued the doctor for misdiagnosis and the lawsuit brought him 3.3 million dollars.
10. Loreen And Oscar Stohler
The lucky North Dakota couple found out that there was crude oil on the land they owned. This black gold discovery was enough to make them instant millionaires. Now, they can earn millions of dollars just by owning a land rich with crude oil.
Luck works in weird ways and that’s exactly why we should not lose any of our hopes. Just keep moving forward, because you don’t know what you will find at your next stop in life.