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The Lottery Numbers for “Hand Itching” Winners

There’s a superstition that your hand itching means you will win the lottery or money some other way. But… Is it true? 

Some people think that this belief is just downright silly however, there are others that put their faith in it. It has even turned out well for some lucky lottery winners below.

Lottery balls with title text: Hand itching lottery numbers

Which hand is lucky for money?

I grew up always thinking that the left-hand itching means money will be received. However, I learned since then that the lucky hand for each person is different and the right-hand itching means money for some people as well.

Just like other things in life, what’s good for one person is not always good for the other.

Related Reading: 9 Strange Money Superstitions To Bring Wealth

Does this mean you should go out and buy lottery tickets? I can’t tell you what to do with your money, but I would advise you to be wary of how much money you are investing into this. As I always say, save first, cover all of your bills, then see what you have leftover to have fun with.

Lottery Winners and their Lucky Winning Numbers

These are the lottery numbers that winners chose along with details of the win and which itching palm brought the luck.

Unknown Couple in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

$410 Million

June 2020

Left or right: Left

Numbers: 1, 5, 9, 10, and 23, with Mega Ball 22

Source: WTOP

Lucy of Baltimore, Maryland, USA

$50,000

August 2019

Left or right: Unknown

Numbers: N/A (Scratch-Off)

Source: Newsweek

Unknown Couple in Silver Spring, Maryland

$50,000

August 2019

Left or right: Unknown (But the hands of both husband and wife were itching

Numbers: N/A (Scratch Off)

Source: Patch

Jacquatte Prater of Flint, Michigan

$2 million

November 2018

Left or right: Unknown

Numbers: 20, 31, 39, 46, 49

Source: Inside Edition

Unknown Man from Crumlin in Dublin

€250,000

August 2016

Left or right: Unknown

Numbers: Unknown

Source: TheJournal.ie

Mary Wernicke of Neville, Saskatchewan, Canada

$60 Million CAD ($48.5 Million USD)

August 2016

Left or right: Unknown

Numbers: 5, 7, 15, 18, 19, 27, and 28

Source: Toronto Star

Denise McKenzie of Laurinburg, North Carolina, USA

$100,000

May 2016

Left or right: Unknown

Numbers: N/A (Scratch-Off)

Source: NC Education Lottery

Paul Walker of Michigan, USA

$250,000

March 2012

Left or right: Unknown

Numbers: Unknown

Source: MLive

Deborah Cooper of Savannah, Georgia, USA

$10,000

August 2010

Left or right: Right

Numbers: N/A (Scratch-Off)

Source: WTOC

Mary Shammas of Brooklyn, New York, USA

$64 Million

June 2010

Left or right: Left

Numbers: 5, 14, 17, 19, 24, & 25

Source: CBS News

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