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Three times lucky for lottery-winning family

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A family in Norway has hit the lottery jackpot for the third time in six years — and the wins have so far all coincided with the birth of a new baby.

The latest lucky winner is 19-year-old Tord Oksnes who won 12.2m Norwegian krone (US$2.1 million) last week on the country's national lottery.

Before him, his 26-year-old sister Hege Jeanette had pocketed £882,000 (US$1.4 million) in 2010, only four years after their 58-year-old father Leif won £441,000 (US$712,000) on the same lottery.

The lucky numbers were drawn every time Hege Jeanette was pregnant or had just given birth and two of the births took place within hours of a family member winning.

When asked about the family's secret to winning the jackpot, the lucky mother replied: "Getting pregnant."

Her three other brothers who have yet to win the lottery have begun paying special attention to the size of her stomach, she added.

"They're urging me to have at least 10 children," she said. "Having children is always nice, but it doesn't happen on command. Maybe ..."

A spokesperson for Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian national lottery, warned that the brothers' plan for growing the family fortune by having more babies may not be foolproof.

"I've tried myself twice and I've never won anything," said Roar Joedahl, adding that calculating the probability of one family winning the lottery three times was extremely difficult as there were so many factors to consider.

The Oksnes family, who live near Bergen in southwest Norway, said their winning numbers were chosen by a machine, and that they never used the planned birth dates of the children.

Tord says he will keep his job as a technician in the energy sector and his sister still works at the petrol station where she was before she had her win, although she is currently on maternity leave.

Thanks to hearsetrax for the tip.

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Hmmm...if they could find a way for men to become pregnant, this may be the golden opportunity we've all waited for.

Why should the women have all the fun?   Jester Laugh


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    Hmmm...if they could find a way for men to become pregnant, this may be the golden opportunity we've all waited for.

    Why should the women have all the fun?   Jester Laugh

    We need someone from a University to work out this unjust inequality.


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      We need someone from a University to work out this unjust inequality.

      Perhaps a plumbers finesse may be just the trick to pull this off.  Any ideas Ronnie316?


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        Perhaps a plumbers finesse may be just the trick to pull this off.  Any ideas Ronnie316?

        I wanted to try that idea a long time ago..... As soon as she found out that I wanted to win the lottery by way of pregnancy she went and got her guts ripped out....... 

        She said she was taking out the baby room and putting in a rec. room..........


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          I wanted to try that idea a long time ago..... As soon as she found out that I wanted to win the lottery by way of pregnancy she went and got her guts ripped out....... 

          She said she was taking out the baby room and putting in a rec. room..........

          Better off just sticking to your 2 if 2 wheel for now.

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            Most people would feel like they hit the lottery if the baby was born healthy and had all ten fingers and all ten toes.I know I did when each of my children were born.

            When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

            There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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              I think I'll go and get some woman pregnant. You know, perhaps I will get lucky and get to pay child support for the next 18 years..


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                I think I'll go and get some woman pregnant. You know, perhaps I will get lucky and get to pay child support for the next 18 years..

                What a wonderful idea MillionsWanted! I believe Mirlande Wilson is presently in the market for a few good sperm cells.   Hippy

                Best of luck.  Lep

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                  Posted: September 27, 2012, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                  3x Lucky...Congrats

                  "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                    3x Lucky...Congrats

                    I Agree!, LottoGuyBC.  Plus, I like your emoticon very much, thank you.

                    Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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                      I think I'll go and get some woman pregnant. You know, perhaps I will get lucky and get to pay child support for the next 18 years..

                      And maybe you'll also super enjoy your child for the rest of your life, too.  Best wishes to the three of you. Lovies

                      Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies


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                        And maybe you'll also super enjoy your child for the rest of your life, too.  Best wishes to the three of you. Lovies

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                          I Agree!, LottoGuyBC.  Plus, I like your emoticon very much, thank you.

                          "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                            Posted: September 28, 2012, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                            This is Great News Dance