24    Aug 20123 comments

Poll: Does luck – good or bad – run in your family?

Can luck, or good fortune, be inherited?

Earlier this year we wrote about a lucky lottery story, from 2011, that focused on the McCauley family. Kimberly was delighted when she won $100,000 in North Carolina in a new scratcher game because she'd never imagined ever winning a prize.

She'd always assumed the odds were against her, as her mother had already won big prizes in two other lotteries!

Then there are those of us who have the opposite, tragic experiences that plague our families.

To return to our opening question, do you think luck - good or bad - runs in your family?

Share your answer in the poll below, and leave examples in the comments section.


25    Apr 20122 comments

Luck: Is your family lucky?

The story of a Virginia resident's incredible luck has been plastered all over the news today. Virginia Fike won the lottery - not once, but twice! She bought two tickets - each gave her about $1 million.

Another lucky lottery story, from 2011, focused on the McCauley family. Kimberly was delighted when she won $100,000 in North Carolina in a new scratcher game. She’d never imagined winning anything, although her mother Amy had won two huge prizes - $15.5 million in a the New York State Lottery (1991) and $161,172 in the North Carolina Education Lottery (2007). We might assume that "lightning" doesn't strike twice in the same family, but this family did it three times.

Our question now is of luck in families. Do you believe in inherited luck? Do you have stories of luck running in your family? We’d love to hear them, lottery or otherwise. Share them in the comments section.

While you’re thinking about it, take a look at this video, which features the luckiest people in the world. Are you related to any of them?

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