600,000 pounds can't bring happiness to this man

Published: Friday, May 14, 2010, 16:14 [IST]
 

London, May 14 (ANI): He has cheated death seven times, celebrated his fifth marriage and now given away his lottery worth 600,000 pounds - Frano Selak, dubbed the world's luckiest man, is grateful for his "good luck" and has now decided to lead a frugal life.

Selak, 81 has fallen out of a plane door to land on a haystack, survived a train wreck, been in a fatal bus accident and sent his car flying over a 300 ft precipice - and miraculously, escaped from each of these disasters alive.

And now, he has given away his lottery fortune of 600,000 pounds to lead a meagre lifestyle, for he says - money can't buy happiness after all.

He kept the last bit of his winnings for a hip replacement operation so he could enjoy life with his wife and also so he could build a shrine to the Virgin Mary to give thanks for his luck.

"All I need at my age is my Katarina. Money would not change anything"

"When she arrived I knew then that I really did have a charmed, blessed life.

"I never thought I was lucky to survive all my brushes with death. I thought I was unlucky to be in them in the first place," The Telegraph quoted him as saying.

After surviving plane and train crashes and numerous other accidents, the pensioner has finally realized how lucky he is.

He added that people were always telling him he was lucky to have survived so many disasters but he added, "I always think I was unlucky to have been in them in the first place but you can't tell people what they don't want to believe." (ANI)


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