Within the strange coincidence of luck, we read that two unrelated men with the same last name have both won a large jackpot in different countries. This article explains why they won.
Most recently, James Whittaker of Edmonton Alberta won $15.7 million playing Canada's Lotto 649. James's winning was in the January 16, 2013 drawing. His numbers were: 14 21 27 34 37 38 (he did not need the Bonus ball 10). James bought his ticket at a 7-Eleven store.
A little more than 10 years ago, Andrew Jackson “Jack” Whittaker won $314.9 million playing the U.S. Powerball lottery. Jack's winning occurred in the December 25 2002 drawing. His lucky numbers were: 5, 14, 16, 29, 53, and Powerball 7. Jack purchased his ticket at the C&L Super Serve convenience store.
After winning, Jack had many personal and family problems. Hopefully, young James will learn from Jack's experiences and manage both his money and his life differently so that he avoids the pitfalls that Jack and other lottery winners encountered.
If you're wondering, the name Whittaker is a variation of the common name Whitaker (only 1 "T"). It's origin is from Old English and means "white acre" or "white field" depending on which source is used.
Uniquely though, both Jack and James spell their last name the exact same way (with two "T"s).
So, why did they both win the lottery? The only logical explanation is: Whittaker's Luck!
Now that we know of Whittaker's Luck, maybe we should all rush out: change our last name to Whittaker; and then buy some lottery tickets at a local convenience store. Note that it doesn't matter: if you are married or not, which country you live in; or how old you are. Only your last name and where you buy the ticket are important! But, make sure that your name has 2 "T"s in it.
Gotta go now. I'm rushing off to the courthouse to change my name!
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