Missed your bus? Lost your wallet? Got caught in the rain? Well spare a thought for these 10 people who take bad luck to a whole new level.
We look at the incredible bad luck to befall 10 very unfortunate people…
In 2011 Costis Mitsotakis was the only resident of a Spanish village to miss out on a portion of a 950 million lottery prize. Living a half mile outside the village, lottery organizers forgot to visit home when selling tickets.
Erik has been bitter by a shark, a snake, and monkeys, on separate occasions. His bad luck started young when he was hit by lighting at 10 years old.
Over 40 years, Melanie lost 4 homes in 4 separate hurricanes. Her 5th home has given a 20.000 dollar TV makeover, before floods destroyed it a few months later.
A UK man suffered 16 major accidents, including a rock fall white in a mine and falling into a manhole. While returning from hospital after having an arm cast removed, his bus crashed and he broke the same arm again.
An ocean liner stewardess who was aboard the Titanic also worked on 2 other doomed ships. One collided with another ship, in 1914 the titanic hit an iceberg, and 2 years later a third boat hit a mine and sunk.
Joe missed out on a place on the board of his roommate´s startup - the roommate was Mark Zuckerberg. Joe´s dad warned him not to get involved, so he turned down a 5% stake on Facebook, worth about 7 billion today.
Joe missed out on a 21 million dollar lottery win when his winning ticket printed seven seconds after the 9pm deadline. A rejected court appeal to claim the money cost him 78.900 in legal fees.
While using dynamite to remove a tree, Henry was killed by a bullet lodged in the bark for 20 years. The bullet had been fired at him 2 decades earlier by the brother of his ex, who had killed herself.
A U.S. man has been struck by lightning 7 times – the odds of this happening is 22 septillion to one. The final time, he was hit while fishing and immediately attacked by a bear who tried to steal his fish.
Yamaguchi was present at both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb blasts. Surviving both, he spent 12 years in bandages, was left deaf in one ear and his wife and son suffered radiation poisoning.