Meghan Markle lottery

Many think Meghan Markle hit the lottery when she got engaged to Prince Harry. But, her family apparently has a lucky streak. In 1990, her father won $750,000 in the California State Lottery.

With inflation, those winnings would be worth $1.5 million today. That’s a nice haul!

Andrew Morton reported this interesting fact in his in-depth biography about Harry’s bride, “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,” which will be available April 12.

Morton, who was also Princess Diana’s biographer, wrote Meghan’s father scooped “$750,000 with five numbers, which included Meghan’s birth date.” The American actress was born August 4, 1981 if you’d like to see if these lucky lottery numbers will work a second time.

The bounty of lottery money is long gone. Tom Markle, who was a¬†successful Hollywood lighting designer for “General Hospital,” eventually ended up filing for bankruptcy.

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Apparently, Markle had a friend pick up his lottery winnings. Meghan’s half-brother, Tom Jr., claims that their father lost the bulk of the money by investing in this same friend’s jewelry business that ended up failing.

He didn’t lose all the money. He used some of it on his children. He helped Tom Jr. buy a flower shop and bought his daughter Yvonne a car. He also used his lottery winnings to pay for Meghan’s tuition at a private high school.

“If Meg marries Harry she’ll have won the lottery of life but dad winning the lottery helped us all,” Meghan’s brother Tom said. “That money allowed Meg to go to the best schools and get the best training.”

Meghan graduated from Immaculate Heart High School where she was the Homecoming Queen. Attending the all-girls high school helped shape her into the woman she is today and made her fit for a Prince.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed on May 19th at St. George’s Chapel on the ground of Windsor Castle.

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Source: Business Insider

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