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11 November 2015

Stay Lucky This Friday 13th!

Good Luck Charms From Around The World

We've gathered 23 different good luck charms from every corner of the map, ranging from familiar charms like horseshoes and four leaf clovers, to more obscure ones such as Native American charms and ancient Egyptian talismans. Ever wonder what animal is lucky in China? Or why the Polish carry bits of fish in their pockets? Well neither did I until I read this. And, since Friday the 13th is on the way, having a good luck charm or two can't do any harm, right?

Good Luck Charms From Around The World

In Lottoland we're obsessed with the concept of luck - you could say it's the fuel that powers our business. On Friday 13th, with the EuroMillions Superdraw worth £91 million, you're going to need all the luck you can get. Which is precisely why we've created this fun infographic on good luck charms full of interesting facts such as: 

  • You know that weird cat statue on the counter down the local Chinese takeaway? It's called a called ​maneki-neko and is actually of Japanese.
  • Speaking of China, although associated with occult in the West, bats are considered lucky in China because they ward off evil.
  • Although walking under one is considered bad luck in the West, in Egypt ladders are associated with good luck dating back to ancient times. 
  • It's common in Poland for people to keep the scales from their Christmas carp in their wallets year round to bring good fortune. 

Friday's the perfect time to impress your friends and coworkers with your newfound encyclopaedic knowledge of good luck charms. Just whatever you do don't be so unlucky as to forget about betting on this Friday night's massive £91 million EuroMillions jackpot! 

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