Online Psychic’s Messages Leads to Lottery Win
Online psychic helps guide man to lottery win
By Ryan Smythe • Published September 25, 2015 • Updated on September 26, 2015 at 8:07 am
A free trial-run for an online psychic ended up paying out big for one 54-year-old West Hollywood man. Kevin Millard, a regular lottery player, bought some Powerball tickets last week to take a shot at the $208 million jackpot.
Millard signed up for the psychic on a whim, curious to see what she had to say.
Once the free trial expired, “I said forget it. You just want money now,” he said and canceled the service.
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Millard said he’s been scaling down his lottery spending, except during larger jackpot runs. Last week, the psychic’s messages played through his head, and Millard gave in to the urge to go for the jackpot. “I thought, ‘I gotta play a lottery ticket. Maybe she’s right,'” he said.
He walked away with a bit more than $1 million after matching five out of the six numbers on the Sept 19 draw.
To shake things up a bit, he ditched his usual stores and looked for places known to have prior wins. He ended up at Golden Rule Liquor, at 7753 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. California Lottery keeps a list of “Lucky Retailers” as well as the ways a retailer can be added on their website, which can be found here.
Millard spent $20 on 10 Powerball tickets. He struck gold by matching five numbers, 12-43-17-26, and 48, only missing the final Powerball number, 24, for the jackpot.
While the psychic’s messages may have pushed him to buy his winning ticket, Millard says he’s going to trust his own judgment when it comes to his winnings.
“I’m moving forward, moving on,” he said. “I don’t want to squander it.”
With no six-number match yet, the Powerball jackpot continues to climb. It’s now worth an estimated $267 million for the Sept. 26 drawing.
Chances of that are still slim, with the odds for the grand prize at about 1 in over 175 million. Millard’s odds were 1 in over 5 million. To put that in context, The odds to be struck by lighting are 1 in 134,906.
At least 50 percent of the total annual lottery earnings are required to be returned to the public in the form of prizes, and only 13 percent spent on administration. The remaining revenues must be allocated to the benefit of public education, according to the California State Lottery Act of 1984 and Assembly Bill 142 which amended the Lottery Act.With the help of messages from an online psychic, a West Hollywood man wins over $1 million in the lottery.
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