This is one of those stories that proves you should always follow your hunches. It could be something like going a different route on the way to work because you have an uneasy feeling or, it a far better scenario, taking a chance on something because you feel it's your lucky day.

Personally, I've had that happen and it's paid off. Recently, I was at a bar last last year when I had a gut feeling I should put a $20 in the pull tab machine. Keep in mind, this place is a fairly regular stop for me and I'm not really one who plays the pull tab machine. However, that day I felt I should and I quickly turned my $20 into $200.

After tipping my bartender, I cashed out as I didn't feel the need to push my luck. The lucky feeling had paid off and passed. While I was happy that day, it simply doesn't compare to what happened recently to a Spooner, Wisconsin resident who always felt his big payday was coming.

The Wisconsin Lottery posted Thursday on their official Facebook page that a Daniel Bellefeuille had recently one a whopping $1 million. It was a normal day in Spooner for Daniel until he decided to get gas:

Daniel B. of #Spooner always had a feeling he would win big playing Powerball.
Win big he did with a $1 million winning ticket he purchased at the Spooner Marathon, 730 S. River St., while filling up his snowmobile with gas.
"I had a dream ever since the Powerball started that I was going to win," he said. "This comes at the right time because I'm going to retire.
Congrats Daniel and #WelcomeToWINsconsin
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According to, he won the big payday from a $2 lottery ticket that he purchased when he paid the cashier for gas. Little did he know that dream he'd always had would finally come true.


They add that that the 61 year-old millionaire has been a career builder and construction worker. He plans to use the  money to purchase a new, "but used" vehicle and also use some of it to help him finish a house that he's been building on his property.

So, the next time you have a hunch that Lady Luck is going to pay you a visit, don't ignore it. You just never know when your payday will arrive.

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