In the Tuesday, Dec. 1 draw, Deng Pravatoudom, 57, won the jackpot, using the same numbers she had been playing for 20 years.
“My husband had a dream about some lottery numbers 20 years ago,” she said in a news release issued by OLG Monday, Jan. 18.
Pravatoudom had bought her winning ticket with a free play from a previous draw. It was her husband who broke the news to her of their windfall.
“I went to the bank to pay some bills and my husband went to check the tickets. When we got into the car, he told me we won the $60 million jackpot. He was serious, not joking, so I knew he was telling the truth. I started to cry. I have always prayed for a blessing that my family would be taken care of.”
Precognitive dreams have been around for as long as human civilization, however it remains unclear whether or not such experiences are due to coincidence or if we can really see future events.
According to a 2013 study by the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Psychology, as many as 1 in 3 people claim to have had a precognitive experience at some point in their lives.
Winning the lottery based on a precognitive dream however is certainly taking things to the next level.
Pravatoudom bought the winning ticket at Gateway Newstands on Yonge Street in North York.