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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.
民眾十二月十日聚集在挪威奧斯陸的一間飯店外。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

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.

(Reuters)

對挪威媽媽海婕.珍妮特.歐克斯尼斯來說,好運道與生小孩似乎形影不離。

這名二十九歲、來自挪威西岸外海小島奧斯特沃爾的加油站員工,每次只要一生小孩,她的家人就會簽中國家樂透。

「這簡直太瘋狂了……我們也沒那麼常玩樂透,」歐克斯尼斯在他們家在六年內第三次簽中樂透、領取一千兩百二十萬挪威克朗(兩百一十二萬美元)後如是說。

二○○六年,在加油站裡賣熱狗的歐克斯尼斯在她的父親列夫中了四百二十萬克朗國家樂透的隔天,生下頭一胎。

三年後,歐克斯尼斯本人在生第二胎的前一天,簽中八百二十萬克朗。

為了達成連中三元,歐克斯尼斯的十八歲的弟弟托德在九月二十二日、也就是她生下第三胎的數月後,也中了同樣的樂透。

生了三個小孩後,也許該歇一歇了。

「我老公覺得,我們現在的錢已經夠了,」她說。

(路透/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. fortune n.

好運 (hao3 yun4)

例: Good fortune just comes without any reason.

(好運就這麼來到,毋須任何理由。)

2. give birth v. phr.

生下 (sheng1 xia4)

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

(我的貓生下一大窩可愛的小貓。)

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.

(那位冒險家在搭乘熱氣球旅遊將近一萬兩千公里後,今天早上宣布結束冒險。)


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