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This question refers to a life changing turn of events.

For example, “No one hired Stan for years because of a conviction of murder he didn't commit and did time for, but recently he won 100,000 dollars at the lottery.”

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    Does it have to be a single-word? Sometimes an expression or an idiom fits perfectly.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Aug 18 '15 at 16:38
  • I'm looking to make a one word title for something I'm writing Aug 18 '15 at 17:25
  • And if there isn't one word? Your chances of getting better answers improves dramatically if you lift this restriction, which is not caused by lack of space.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Aug 18 '15 at 17:43
  • In two words: better fortune or fortune/luck revival
    – Graffito
    Aug 18 '15 at 19:41
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    Stan's luck has taken a turn for the better.
    – TRomano
    Aug 18 '15 at 22:25
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I think the win at the Lottery represents a turning point in his life. The expression has usually a positive connotation:

  • a moment when the course of events is changed: the turning point of his career

  • an event marking a unique or important change of course or one on which important developments depend.

The Free Dictonary

If you need a single word u-turn or turnaround may fit.

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Ascend might be the word I'm looking for,it means to rise from a lower level.

  • Example:Ascended from poverty to great wealth

The Free Dictionary

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  • So does rebound, upswing, or bounce back.
    – stevesliva
    Aug 19 '15 at 4:52
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Unless you want fireworks to go off in the readers' heads with a single word, maybe improve will do it?

No one hired Stan for years because of a conviction of murder he didn't commit and did time for, but his prospects improved markedly after he won 100,000 dollars at the lottery.

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