A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.
Bill Isles, 48, bought three tickets in the record $656 million lottery Thursday at a Wichita, Kan., grocery store.
On the way to his car, Isles said he commented to a friend: “I’ve got a better chance of getting struck by lightning” than winning the lottery.
And guess what happened later on that evening…
“But for the grace of God, I would have been dead,” Isles said. “It was not a direct strike.”
Weird coincidences happen. Think about it: EVERYONE was talking about this lottery. So many people were buying tickets and often the analogy used was about a lightning strike. It’s not THAT surprising but it is rather ironic. Glad he’s OK. And, good job being a citizen weather reporter! What a story.
And the next time you think the odds are with you… think again.