How likely is this? A man’s heart stops, he’s in a coma, he wakes up, wins a car, then to re-enact that car win, accidentally wins 250k, live. Strangely enough, it’s true.
Bill Morgan, a 37-year-old truck driver, was in an accident. He developed a heart condition, then had an allergic reaction to the heart medicine. His heart stopped for 14 minutes, he was in a coma for 12 days and his family was advised to turn off his life support. His luck turned around, however. After surviving the hospital ordeal, he found himself with a new engagement, a new job and a new car which he won from a scratchy ticket in an Australian lottery. When asked to re-enact his car-winning scratch for the cameras by buying another ticket and scratching, he did, and on camera, won an amazing $250,000.
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Cracked has this story as well, in an article titled 17 Insane True Stories of Almost Supernatural Good Luck.
What do you suppose happened to Bill during that time in a coma? I like to imagine that he me the AI that runs the simulation of this universe and was granted a better experience because they made some kind of mistake by taking him out of the game too soon. He said himself that at 37 he had a lot of life to look forward to.
I wrote the above first, and then later reading the comments under the video found a similar thought from others:
God must’ve accidentally sent him to hell and is now apologizing.
— the same damn!! thing i was about to say.
What if the key to amazing good luck is to have the genuine humility and type of astonished gratitude Mr Morgan’s reaction on camera shows?
In 1999 an Australian truck driver by the name of Bill Morgan was in a serious accident that landed him in the hospital. As he recovered he had a severe allergic reaction to one of the medications doctors had given him. Bill’s heart stopped and for fourteen minutes he was clinically dead until it could be resuscitated. Bill slipped into a coma, and twice doctors recommended his life support be removed.After 12 days, Bill miraculously came out of his coma and was perfectly fine, apparently suffering no effects of his injury and death.
After his experience, Bill did what many do and re-evaluated his life. He quit driving and asked his girlfriend to marry him. She accepted, and to celebrate his luck, Bill bought a scratch off lottery ticket. He won a car. Normally winning a car isn’t a big enough story to get the media to pay attention to you, but given that Morgan had recently been clinically dead for 14 minutes, the local Melbourne news decided to do a feature on him. In the process, they asked Morgan if he wouldn’t mind buying another lotto ticket and then scratching it off on camera for them, as a sort of re-enactment of his winning scratch.
He happily obliged. After scratching the ticket on camera, though, he stopped, looked at the camera, and rather than be excited and saying something like “I just won a car” as part of the reenactment, he instead said “I just won $250,000. I’m not joking!” He had hit the jackpot again.
Some people have all the luck.
Could you walk into a store, buy your only lottery ticket ever and win millions? It’s not impossible, but it is highly unlikely. Then again, highly unlikely things happen every day.