I dreamt you were holding a large bundle of cash – now share it

Waiter was convinced that his premonitory dream resulted in a lottery win.

Waiter Fatih Ozcan will get half of boss’ $1.7M lottery jackpot for predicting win thanks to judge – UPI.com.

A judge in England ruled that a restaurant owner must give half of his $1.7 million lottery jackpot to an employee who helped convince him to play by predicting the win.

As a result, Fatih Ozcan stands to collect about $857,000.

“He dreamt that he was holding a large bundle of cash and standing in front of him was his boss,” Judge Mark Gosnell explained in his ruling. “Mr. Ozcan is a strong believer in the power of dreams and interpreted this to mean that he and Mr. Kucukkoylu would win the lottery.”

Waiter awarded half share of lottery jackpot after predicting win in a dream – Telegraph.

It’s not really about the “premonition” in a dream. Lots of people dream of winning the lottery and DON’T pick the winning ticket. It’s not a surprise that occasionally it does happen. But the case is more about a joint effort in purchasing the ticket.

Why Ozcan didn’t just buy the ticket himself is confusing. However, cameras showed that both men filled out the ticket form. Ozcan originally lied saying that Kucukkloylu stole the winning ticket from him. Hmm, money makes people do desperate things.

Don’t go by tacit agreements when a jackpot is at stake. Also, beware of highly superstitious people.

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  5 comments for “I dreamt you were holding a large bundle of cash – now share it

  1. Steven Pugh
    July 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    I wonder why he didn’t dream or predict this would turn into a legal mess.

    Money sure makes people act funny.

  2. Graham
    July 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    So if the ticket purchaser had lost, they could reclaim half the loss???
    Love to know how often Ozcan had dreams that came true rather than didn’t.
    I’m off now to stand by the lottery counter and ‘help’ people.

  3. Kathy Moyd
    July 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    At least the judge wasn’t superstitious. Unfortunately, the headline may give that impression to people who don’t read the article.

  4. smh
    July 20, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    I really hate the way court cases are handled in the press. It really gives no insight into what evidence was taken into consideration by the judge.

    It gives people the impression you can walk into court, tell your story and the the judge is some sort of human lie detector who discerns the truth.

    • Bill T.
      July 21, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      I had a similar thought as that you briefed in your first paragraph (since I had a similar thought you can likely guess what I believe the quality of the thought to be).

      The TV personalities impersonating judges don’t help with that impression.

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