Later in 2003, he gained 800,000 Euro (US$1,110,000) within the lottery. He bought two homes and a ship along with his winnings.
His shut encounters with dying have been:
- A prepare he was on flipped off the tracks and fell right into a river. Selek was pulled to security, whereas 17 different passengers drowned.
- The following 12 months, throughout his first aircraft journey, he was blown out of a malfunctioning aircraft door and landed in a haystack. The aircraft crashed, killing 19 individuals.
- Three years later, a bus he was driving skidded off the road and fell right into a river. Selak was in a position to swim to security, however 3 individuals drowned.
- In 1970 his automobile caught fireplace as he was driving, and he managed to flee earlier than the gas tank blew up.
- Three years later, the engine of his automobile was doused with scorching oil from a malfunctioning gas pump, inflicting flames to shoot via the air vents. He acquired solely minor burns.
- In 1995, he was hit by a bus in Zagreb, however sustained solely minor accidents.
- Years later, he prevented a head-on collision by swerving to the left and hitting a guardrail. Selak was flung via the windscreen, however he was in a position to maintain onto a tree as his automobile plummeted 90 metres (300 ft) right into a gorge.
All these situations should give Frane Selak the title of “Luckiest particular person to ever reside”.