Tue, Dec 25, 2012 - Page 10 News List

Lucky Norway family wins national lottery three times
幸運的挪威家庭 簽中三次國家樂透

People gather outside a hotel in Oslo, Norway on Dec. 10.

Photo: Reuters

Good fortune and having children just seem to go together for Norwegian mother Hege Jeanette Oksnes.

Each time the 29-year-old petrol station attendant from tiny Austevoll island off Norway’s west coast gives birth, someone in her family wins the national lottery.

“This is completely insane... we don’t even play the lottery that often,” Oksnes said only days after the family collected 12.2 million crowns (US$2.12 million) with their third lottery win in six years.

Oksnes, who serves hot dogs at a petrol station, gave birth to her first child in 2006 just one day after her father Leif won 4.2 million crowns on the national lottery.

Three years later, Oksnes herself won, claiming 8.2 million crowns one day before giving birth to her second child.

To complete the hat-trick, Oksnes’ 18-year-old brother Tord won the very same lottery on Sept. 22, just months after she gave birth to her third child.

After three children though, it may be time to call it quits.

“My husband thinks we have enough money now,” she said.












1. fortune n.

好運 (hao3 yun4)

例: Good fortune just comes without any reason.


2. give birth v. phr.

生下 (sheng1 xia4)

例: My cat gave birth to a large number of adorable kittens.


3. call it quits v. phr.

停止 (ting2 zhi3)

例: The adventurer called it quits this morning after traveling nearly 12,000km in the balloon.


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