Sometimes all it takes is one single moment to transform a fairly humdrum day into a phenomenal one. We all try our best to make each day a good one, but sometimes chance lends a helping hand and we get lucky. Whether it be something as simple as finding a five dollar bill or something as grandeur as winning a lottery, we’ve all had at least one notably positive yet seemingly random experience that can only be interpreted as good fortune.
These following people, however, ended up having what can only be categorized as extreme luck. From moments of unlikely prosperity to nearly escaping death, saying these people had good fortune is a bit of an understatement.
Here are 24 people who got incredibly lucky.
1. Ben Carpenter ended up extremely fortunate after he involuntarily was given the ride of a lifetime. Carpenter’s electric wheelchair became lodged in the grille of a semi-trailer when the truck bumped into the side of it. Carpenter was strapped into the wheelchair, which ended up being pushed down a highway for several kilometers at about 80 km/h. Luckily, a pair of undercover police officers happened to witness the event and got the truck to pull over. The wheelchair ended up damaged, but Ben made it out of the incident without a scratch.
2. Australian truck driver Bill Morgan has had a string of good luck that can only be described as extraordinary. Morgan suffered a heart attack after an accident where he was clinically dead for more than 14 minutes. After 12 days in a coma, Morgan miraculously awoke unscathed. Later, he ended up winning a car from a scratch ticket. A local news station interviewed Morgan and had him re-enact his scratching of the ticket on camera where he ended up winning a jackpot worth $170,000.
3. Lena Påhlsson lost her wedding ring, which she had designed herself, back in 1995 after placing it on the counter. She kept her eyes peeled for years but then eventually gave up hope. 16 years later, Påhlsson was gardening and she pulled out a carrot that had grown through the ring and came up with the vegetable.
4. Steve Flaig, a delivery truck driver at Lowe’s, had been searching for his birth mother for years after discovering that she left the adoption records open. However, Flaig later found out that he’d been spelling her last name wrong. Once he entered the right name, he discovered that his birth mother was working at the same Lowe’s as a cashier.