BreAnna Helsel escaped serious injury after being struck by lightning while inside her house.See, with me it would be just the opposite. I'd win the lottery and then get struck by lightning. I'd either get fried or the lottery ticket with be just a smoking ember.
The teenager's good fortune continued the next day, in the form of a winning lottery ticket.
Helsel, 16, was at her home in Blanchard, about 48 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, watching thunderstorms roll by on June 6 when she noticed rain entering an open kitchen window.
"She went to close the window and the lightning came through and hit her," her mother, Linda Johnson, told The Daily News of Greenville. "We think it must have hit the house or something." [...]
Hospital employees suggested that Helsel was on such a lucky streak, she should immediately play the lottery. She's too young, so her mother went out the next day and bought a Michigan lottery ticket for her.
"And we won $20," Johnson said, laughing. "What a way to start the summer."
Friday, June 13, 2008
Michigan Teen Survives Lightning Strike, Then Wins Lottery