Five-leaf clovers in Shadwell. What are the odds?

NAWN 1505242AM1 Five leaf clovers.Charlotte Dagg with Charlotte Mortin(14) and Max Mortin(3) with their five leaf clovers. Picture : Adrian Murray.  (1505242AM1)
NAWN 1505242AM1 Five leaf clovers.Charlotte Dagg with Charlotte Mortin(14) and Max Mortin(3) with their five leaf clovers. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1505242AM1)
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What are the odds of finding one five-leaf clover? One in 20,000. How about four?

This is the question on one woman’s lips this week after she found an amazing four five-leaf clovers in the space of two days.

Charlotte Dagg was with her son Matt, 3, her stepson James, 11, and her stepdaughter Charlotte, 14, at the children’s play area in Shadwell when she picked the rare plant.

Five-leaf clovers are luckier than the four-leaf variety, according to a report in the Daily Mail Online, and there is a one in 20,000 chance of finding one.

Perhaps Charlotte will win the lottery or come into money, as they are said to attract cash.

She said: “I found them just outside the playground.

“First I found two, then the day after we were there again and I found two more.

“My brother-in-law is a maths teacher and he said the chances of finding four five-leaf clovers is in the millions.

“We must be very lucky.”

There is a website dedicated to the clover and it says the five-leaf clover is a mutation of the traditionally three-leaf plant, and there have also been examples of six- and even seven-leaf clovers reported.

On fourleafclover.com it is even possible to order five-leaf clovers.

Charlotte has now pressed her finds and will keep them preserved in a photo album.

She said: “I have always looked out for four-leaf clovers and when I was a kid I used to find them all the time, I was really lucky.

“When we saw the five-leaf clovers they were with four-leaf ones too but they’re definitely clovers, they were among the usual three-leaf ones.”