Could saving a cat bring you good fortune? Well, according to a postal worker from Tacoma, Washington, rescuing a calico kitten led to a stroke of luck in the form of a massive lottery win! And this isn't the first time that people who have saved a cat credit their lottery success to their feline companions. We've previously shared the story of a couple from the UK who claimed that rescuing a stray black cat resulted in a lottery win. Additionally, a self-proclaimed "Cat Lady" from Colorado won the second-largest Lotto+ jackpot in the state's history.
Now let's dive into the remarkable events that occurred in Tacoma and the story of a calico kitten with adorable orange cheeks named Peaches. One day, Joseph Waldherr, a postal worker, was busy retrieving mail and packages when he heard distressed meowing. Despite his efforts to locate the source of the sound, he was unable to find the hiding kitten. Feeling pressed for time, he reluctantly had to return to work. The following morning, he heard the meowing again. This time, he was fortunate enough to trace the sound to a trapped kitten. After maneuvering himself into a tight spot, Joseph rescued the adorable calico, who he later named Peaches. After going through such a harrowing ordeal, it was truly a stroke of luck that Peaches was safe and alive. Peaches spent the rest of the day with Joseph, napping comfortably in his sweatshirt pocket. When he finished work, he brought her home to show his wife, Tristin. On their way back, Joseph decided to test his good fortune by purchasing a $1 HIT 5 lotto ticket from a convenience store. With the thought, "I'm having a lucky day, maybe I should buy a lottery ticket," he took a chance. The lotto ticket sat untouched for a few days as the couple grew more attached to Peaches, finally deciding to adopt her. Eventually, they remembered to scan the ticket on their phone and received a surprising message: "See Lottery Office." After checking online, they discovered that they had won a significant sum of money and celebrated with a joyous family dinner. They had won $717,500, which was half of the $1.4 million jackpot split with another winning ticket on July 31.
Today, Joseph and Tristin attribute their lottery win to the fateful act of saving and adopting Peaches. Helping animals is truly rewarding in numerous ways, including experiencing unconditional love, alleviating suffering, and transforming lives. We can confirm that extending kindness to animals, whether they are black cats like Cole and Mazikeen or any other furry friend, can bring lots of luck. And while a lottery win would be fantastic, let's not forget about the wins achieved through charity and helping others. In this case, the lucky family intends to pay their good fortune forward, content with the blessings they already have in life. They plan to donate to charities and support Joseph's parents in their retirement. Undoubtedly, they will create cherished memories during many joyful family dinners. As for Peaches, she will undoubtedly find all the love and care she desires in her new home. Can you imagine the incredible catio you could build for your kitty with a lottery win like theirs? What would you do for your beloved feline companion? Share your thoughts in the comments below.