Why is it "he gets lucky" instead of "he is lucky"? What is the difference?
A verb can either expressed as a state or as an event. "He is lucky" tells you what state the subject is in, it tells to you about their characteristic. That he/she/it is someone/something who repeatedly has good luck. "He gets lucky" tells you that something happened, his luck changes for the better. In other words, he begins to be lucky. When using the phrase "get lucky", be aware that it also has an informal sexual meaning. It can mean to "have sex", so always be clear in your context. Ex: I hope I get lucky in this competition. Ex: I know he won, but I think he just got lucky.