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