Eau Claire woman finds hundreds of four-leaf clovers and seeks to set new world record

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Hard to find, but lucky to have.

“As soon as you see it, you’ll know it,” laughs Betina Reich, who has been finding four-leaf clovers since the age of 10.

“I don’t even know what it was at first, because I thought it was weird and I picked it and I remember my friend saying to me oh it’s a four leaf clover you you’re so lucky!” Reich calls back.

And ever since then, she’s kept finding them, “Or I should say they find me if anything,” Reich says.

But it wasn’t until COVID-19 hit that she found the extra time to hone her skills.

“Every day we would go out, go for walks to stay busy and active,” says Reich.

It started small, trying to find a four leaf for 10 straight days. “That was my goal, and then those 10s went to 20, 50, 100 and 112.

But it didn’t stop there, in 2021 she knew she could squeeze her luck.

“These are all the clovers I found from March 22, 2021 to December 4,” Reich shows.

Before she knew it, she had spent 258 days picking and curating her finds, documenting every step of the way on social media.

And now she is applying to put her collection in the hands of Guinness, Guinness World Records.

“I was one of those kids who was always rushing to the library to check out the latest Guinness book, and the idea of ​​my kids checking it out and me being there just makes me happy,” Reich says. .

Before you ask, yes Reich is Irish, but only one percent she said. “It’s the one percent,” laughs Reich.

As for luck? Reich likes to cultivate his own. “Four-leaf clovers are unlucky, people take the time to find them.” reich likes to cultivate his own.

There is currently a world record holder for the largest collection of four-leaf clovers, but no record has been set for the most consecutive days of collecting a four-leaf clover, a potential hurdle for Reich.

In order to create a new category, a certified Guinness judge must come in person and certify the record, which can be expensive.

If you would like to help Reich raise funds to get his case cleared, you can do so here.

Reich hopes to start picking clover once the snow melts in Eau Claire, and you can follow his progress on his social media accounts: Tiktok and YouTube.

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