5 things Dick and Betsy should have done with their lottery ticket

5 things Dick and Betsy should have done with their lottery ticket

Staff from the Trex Mart in Missouri hold advice of a winning $558 million Powerball ticket which was bought from their store. But what if the owner had lost it?

Betsy screamed out as the scrabbling noise increased and the automatic light flicked on again outside. "There's an intruder outside our back door!"

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13 expensive bloopers that many lottery players make every day without knowing

13 expensive bloopers that many lottery players make every day without knowing

71-year-old Donald Ertman (r) of Minden City kept a winning Mega Millions ticket he thought was worth $150, before discovering it was actually worth a quarter of a million. Photo: Saginaw News

Everyone make lottery mistakes. The problem is - many players don't know exactly how to find or avoid them. Here's a list of the top 13 bloopers players make without realising it:

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How much do you know about the US Powerball? It's time to take our Quiz

With the recent giant jackpots from Mega Millions and US Powerball, now’s the time to take a quick quiz to see what you really know about Powerball…

This Australian $2 million lottery winner reveals how his life has changed 3 years after the win

This Australian $2 million lottery winner reveals how his life has changed 3 years after the win

Like the Australian winner in this article, most lotto winners want to stay anonymous. Here the Delaware Lottery protects their winners by concealing their identity.

An anonymous Australian Tattslotto winner recently answered questions on the Reddit forum, telling readers what he did with his winnings, and where he is after 3 years. He provided the winning ticket as proof (below), but choose not to reveal any more about himself.

Here's some of the questions he answered - make sure you take note of the last comment:

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Are you an amateur lottery player? Here's how to tell the difference

Are you an amateur lottery player? Here's how to tell the difference

The Gagnons had been playing Megabucks weekly since 1985 with a special set of numbers. It took them 29 years to win $3 million which they collected in February. PHOTO: Don Eno, St Johns Valley Times

If you ever read news on lottery winners and discussions about the lottery, you'll quickly come to one conclusion as I did: The majority of these people are all amateurs.

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What's your Lottery Personality? Take our revealing fun quiz and see

Discover whether you are better suited to playing scratch-off games or the lottery in this quick quiz.