Undoubtedly, lotteries make this world a better place; and the perfect heaven on earth for the winner. This calls for the story of a Pakistani man named Ihsan Khan belonging from Battagram who was raised by poverty-stricken family of farmers. He aimed for the land beyond seven seas and landed in Chicago and later D.C to earn his bread and butter. For nearly two decades, he kept on struggling as a security guard and a taxi driver to meet both ends.
He is reported to have experienced a dream in which he saw valuables like rubies and diamonds but the best part? He sighted this number: 246 1725, Powerball 31. After such declaration, the Pakistani guard played this set of numbers for 10 years and finally hit the spot! With great fortune, he won a lottery of $55 million which turned the tables for him in mere seconds. The first thing he did was to give a free cab ride after which he took off to live his dreams. He bought Mercedes 600 and mansions worth of millions of dollars in Virginia and Islamabad, Pakistan. Winning the lottery was his final call to his homeland, Pakistan, to where he returned shortly after to formulate his next big step. Surprisingly, it was to run for mayor in his town. The opponents tried to push him back by using cheap tactics and creating conspiracies against him such as calling him the ‘American Dollar Man.’ It was an act to make him back out but Khan was determined to put his fortune to good use. Eventually, he was elected as a mayor but unfortunately, a calamitous earthquake hit Pakistan after two days killing more than 3000 people. The newly elected mayor donated his money from jackpot to buy medicines and constructive materials worth $300,000.
Ihsan Khan played the role of a hero in the time of ultimate need. He empathized with thousands of people and gave them what he couldn’t get his whole life until then. He never knew his money from the lottery would be able to save people across the globe in different continent. In exchange of paper, he got the hearts.