Lottery jackpot win is family’s third in six years
A Norwegian teenager’s lottery win means members of his family have now won the draw’s top prize on three separate occasions.
Teenager Tord Oksnes recently secured the latest of a remarkable trio of successes, matching seven numbers to claim the equivalent of £1.3m.
The win continued an astonishing six-year run of good luck for the family, which began with Tord’s fortunate father winning £900,000 back in 2006.
Three years later Tord’s sister Jeanette scooped £880,000, with the hat-trick completed by Tord’s success this time round.
Roar Jødahl, a spokesman for lottery operator Norsk Tipping, was naturally surprised by the family’s lucky streak.
“I remember well the story of his sister winning after her father had won before,” he said. “With her brother now winning, I have to pinch myself in the arm.”
The mother of the family has revealed that they may stop playing the lottery after her husband decided that they “have enough money now”.