There's a huge chunk of the population that believe in superstitions, especially when it relates to Friday the 13th.
If you have a fear of what is generally regarded as the "unluckiest day of the year," perhaps one man's story of luck will help you warm up to the idea that the day may not be all that bad.
Kevin Blake from Waterford, Michigan has been buying lottery tickets for as long as he could remember. The 54-year-old has played the same Mega Million numbers at the same 7-Eleven store all this time, and this year, he finally got lucky.
"I always play some family birthdays, and then I get a couple of Easy Picks," Kevin said in an interview with Fox 2.
For that play, he picked the numbers 02-07-18-26-31, with a Mega Ball of 12. As per his routine, he put the ticket in his pocket and proceeded with his day.
"I tucked the ticket in my wallet and didn’t give it another thought," said Kevin. "My wife and I went about our normal weekend routine. Little did we know that I had a ticket worth $21 million in my pocket the entire time."
That's right, unbeknownst to Kevin, he had won the jackpot and it wasn't until his wife, Stephanie, was watching the news that she realized they could potentially be the winners.
"We got online and pulled the numbers up,” Kevin said. “Almost in unison, we both said: ‘Those are our birthdays!’ At that point, I looked at Stephanie and said: ‘High five! We won!’"
However, it wasn't until after they won that the Blakes realized what day they bought the tickets.